International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 269--271

Cerebral aspergillosis mimicking a neoplasm in an immunocompetent patient


Zafar Neyaz1, Vivek Singh1, Anant Mehrotra2, Manoj Jain3 
1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pathology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Zafar Neyaz
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rae Bareilly Road, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
India

Cerebral aspergillosis mostly presents as single or multiple abscesses with vascular invasion in immunocompromised patients. A rare mass like or tumoral form of cerebral aspergillosis has been described mostly in immunocompetent patients. A 22-year-old-male presented with recurrent attacks of complex partial seizures with secondary generalization, headache, and blurring of vision. Preoperative diagnosis of a cerebral neoplasm was considered in view of solid mass-like enhancement. However, histopathological examination was suggestive of central nervous system aspergillosis. The presence of imaging findings such as T2 hypointensity, irregular frond-like margins, and absence of choline peak may be the clues, which suggest a fungal etiology.


How to cite this article:
Neyaz Z, Singh V, Mehrotra A, Jain M. Cerebral aspergillosis mimicking a neoplasm in an immunocompetent patient.Int J App Basic Med Res 2018;8:269-271


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Neyaz Z, Singh V, Mehrotra A, Jain M. Cerebral aspergillosis mimicking a neoplasm in an immunocompetent patient. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Dec 1 ];8:269-271
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