Mar 1, 1989

Intraventricular cryptococcal granulomas--case report

Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
N Aoki


A 54-year-old, previously healthy female with chronic meningocencephalitis is presented. Computed tomography (CT) revealed hydrocephalus and mass lesions in both the lateral and fourth ventricles. A culture of cerebrospinal fluid obtained from the lateral ventricle on admission was negative, but 2 years later, when the meningoencephalitis recurred, Cryptococcus neoformans was cultured. The diagnostic difficulties and CT features of intracranial cryptococcal granulomas are discussed.

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Infection by Cryptococcus Neoformans
Chronic Disease
X-Ray Computed Tomography
Cryptococcus neoformans
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Meningitis, Cryptococcal
Tomography, X-Ray Computerized Axial

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