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2022 Dec

Asian J Neurosurg



Craniocerebral Maduramycosis: Masquerading as a Tumor.


Renuka I V, Ramya C, Chand V K, Vidya T M S, Premchand S
Asian J Neurosurg. 2022 Dec; 17(4):635-637.
PMID: 36570760.


Eumycetomas of craniocerebral are rare, and we report an extraordinary case of maduramycosis involving brain and skull bone in a middle-aged male who presented with complaints of headache, behavioral abnormalities, and memory disturbances for 3 months. Imaging showed a frontal lesion. It was mistaken for a tumor clinically and radiologically. Craniocerebral eumycetoma usually presents as a mass on the scalp with sinuses. Our case presented as a brain tumor without a soft tissue mass or discharging sinuses. It is essential to keep in mind this mode of presentation, and only a biopsy will aid in diagnosis.