Reports of cerebral cryptococcomas are rare. We describe the case of a 62-year-old white male who presented with a 2-year history of progressive neurologic dysfunction. Pathologic examination following resection of a midline cerebellar lesion revealed a large cryptococcoma. Despite aggressive treatment with amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine, the patient suffered a relapse requiring placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. He ultimately sustained permanent and progressive neurologic impairment. Morbidity and mortality due to cryptococcosis are high unless it is diagnosed and treated early, possibly with long-term suppressive antibiotic therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Infections in Medicine|
|State||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)