Mycetoma is a chronic, progressively destructive morbid inflammatory disease. Usually, it affects the foot but any part of the body can be affected. Infection is most probably acquired by traumatic inoculation of certain fungi or bacteria into the subcutaneous tissue. It may spread to involve the skin and the deep structures, resulting in the destruction of bones, massive deformity, disability and loss of function, which may require amputation of the affected part. Mycetoma could occasionally be fatal. Many patients tend to seek medical attention late due to many factors, most commonly due to their low socioeconomic status, the slowly progressive painless nature of the disease and the lack of awareness.