Acute chiasmal abscess resulting from perineural extension of invasive sino-orbital aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient.

Journal Article

Intracranially invasive sino-orbital aspergillosis is a rare entity seen predominantly in immunocompromised individuals. We report a unique case of an acute chiasmal abscess resulting from perineural extension of an indolent invasive sino-orbital aspergillosis in an immunocompetent patient.A 61-year-old healthy Ukrainian man presented with severe left retro-orbital pain and a gradual ipsilateral monocular vision loss with rapid progression to a contralateral temporal visual field cut. He was found to have an intracranially invasive sino-orbital Aspergillus fumigatus infection with perineural extension along the optic nerve complicated by an acute chiasmal abscess.The patient was managed with surgical debridement and adjuvant antifungal chemotherapy. The patient's life and vision were preserved.The case demonstrates that it is possible to successfully control advanced intracranial aspergillosis with tissue-sparing surgery and adjuvant antifungal chemotherapy in immunocompetent individuals.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Leyngold, I; Olivi, A; Ishii, M; Blitz, A; Burger, P; Subramanian, PS; Gallia, G

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 203.e1 - 203.e6

PubMed ID

  • 23973515

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-8769

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1878-8750

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.wneu.2013.08.018

Language

  • eng