Cerebellar cryptococcoma in a non-AIDS patient: Case report and review of literature

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-880
Number of pages4
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume14
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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