Myiasis of Tracheotomy Wound Caused by Lucilia Sericata: A Rare Case Report from Turkey


Creative Commons License

Aynali G., Aynali A., Yariktas M., Kaya S. , YASAN H.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, cilt.32, ss.1729-1731, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5336/medsci.2011-23475
  • Dergi Adı: TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1729-1731

Özet

Although myiasis is not a frequently encountered case in otorhinolaryngology practice, reported cases often involved the nose, ear and pharynx in rank order. Myiasis of tracheotomy wound is extremely rare. Lucilia larvae tend to infest the wound tissue (e.g. tracheotomy) rather than healthy tissues. Older and lonely patients with tracheotomy should be controlled by primary health care periodically. We report a Lucilia sericata myiasis in tracheotomy wound of an 80-year-old male patient who lived alone and had decreased hearing and vision due to senility.