Intraoperative Scoring Assessment as a Prognostic Tool in Covid-19 Associated Mucormycosis: A Short-Term Observational Study

Vijendra Shenoy, Sanchit Bajpai, Sreenivas Kamath Kasargod

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Abstract

To introduce an intraoperative scoring system for covid-19 associatedmucormycosis An observational study conducted among 43 cases of confirmed CAM whichincluded 35 males and 8 females, with an average age of 56 years. The surgicalapproach adopted in our cases included endoscopic surgical debridement withDenker’s approach including mandatory pterygopalatine and infratemporal fossaexploration. All cases were intraoperatively scored using our designed intraoperativescoring assessment tool for mucormycosis. Postoperatively patient recovery wasassessed using C reactive protein levels and weekly imaging. Although an early observation in the post op period we observed highermortality among cases reporting with high scores as per our intraoperative reportingsystem. At the end of 2 months of completed treatment we report 6 cases of mortalityamong whom 5 cases were found to have scores (> 25) and one reported with a scoreof 18. This assessment helped us in grading the disease severity and also gaveus an insight about the postoperative prognosis too. Global scientific collaboration andreporting of a validated tool for CAM is of paramount importance to increase theknowledge with regard to this emerging disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14-01-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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