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Surg Neurol Int


Brain cryptococcoma mimicking a glioblastoma in an immunocompetent patient: A rare case report and comprehensive review.


Boa Sorte A A, Garcia C C, Neto M R, de Oliveira M F, Rotta J M
Surg Neurol Int. 2022; 13:114.
PMID: 35509529.


Cryptococcosis is an invasive fungal infection primarily affecting lungs and potentially spreading to the central nervous. This fungal infection might be misdiagnosed as other infection diseases, such as tuberculosis; granulomatous diseases, like sarcoidosis; and even neoplastic diseases. Some previous reports described cases of cryptococcomas resembling brain tumors. In this paper, we present a very rare presentation of brain cryptococcoma mimicking a malignant glioma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the third case description in the literature.