Craniocerebral maduromycosis

Case report

Ravishankar S. Goel M.S. 1 , Rashim Kataria M.S., M.Ch. 1 , Virendra D. Sinha M.S., M.Ch. 1 , Ashok Gupta M.S., M.Ch. 1 , Simran Singh M.S. 1 , and Ayushi Jain M.D. 2
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  • 1 Departments of Neurosurgery and
  • 2 Pathology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Craniocerebral maduromycetoma is extremely rare; only 2 cases have been reported so far. The authors report a case of maduromycetoma in a 17-year-old girl from a rural background in the state of Rajasthan, India, with involvement of the right parietal cortex, overlying bone, and subcutaneous tissue. The mass was totally excised, along with the involved dura mater, bone, and scalp. She was given antifungal drugs in the postoperative period. The patient responded very well to the treatment, and there were no signs of recurrence at the 6-month follow-up visit. The clinical features, imaging and histopathological investigations, and management of this rare entity are discussed, and the available literature is reviewed.

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Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to: Rashim Kataria, M.S., M.Ch., 53 Mauji Colony, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. email: rashim_kat@yahoo.com.

Please include this information when citing this paper: published online June 15, 2012; DOI: 10.3171/2012.3.PEDS1252.

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