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September 1988

Phaeomycotic Cyst (Chromoblastomycosis) of the Neck

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (Drs Gruber and Dayal), and the Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease (Dr Rippon), University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. Dr Gruber is now with the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(9):1031-1032. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860210097025

• An unusual fungal infection of the neck caused by Phialophora verrucosa (chromoblastomycosis) is presented. The patient acquired this fungus by cutting his chin on a wooden floor. Surgical and medical therapy of this unusual disease is discussed.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:1031-1032)

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