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MRI findings of intramedullary spinal cryptococcoma.
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PMID:  17562509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cryptococcus neoformans is a yeast that most commonly infects the central nervous system. Meningitis and meningoencephalitis are the most common presentations of cryptococcosis. Cryptococcoma, however, is a rare entity characterized by localized, solid, tumor-like masses that are usually found in the cerebral hemispheres or cerebellum, but are extremely rare in the spinal cord. We report a case of an immunocompetent patient with intramedullary cryptococcoma in the spinal cord, which presented as a spinal tumor. Diagnosis was made by histological examination of the surgical specimen.
Neslihan Zehra Gültaşli; Karabekir Ercan; Sibel Orhun; Serdal Albayrak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic and interventional radiology (Ankara, Turkey)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1305-3825     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-12     Completed Date:  2007-09-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101241152     Medline TA:  Diagn Interv Radiol     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Radiology, Ministry of Health Ankara Atatürk Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cryptococcosis / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Cryptococcus neoformans*
Diagnosis, Differential
Granuloma / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Muscle Weakness / etiology
Spinal Cord Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery

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