Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis mimics high-grade astrocytoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The incidence of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis, an infection caused by a dark-pigmented fungus, is increasing. The infection may mimic a high-grade glioma clinically and radiographically. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy may be helpful in differentiating the two. We report two cases to increase the awareness of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis in the clinical neurosciences. Early biopsy establishing the diagnosis, followed by aggressive combined surgical and medical management is necessary for a good outcome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hauck, EF; McGinnis, M; Nauta, HJ

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1061 - 1066

PubMed ID

  • 18614370

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0967-5868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jocn.2007.08.019


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Scotland