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LUC FOBE, Jean; BUONE, Mauro Livio De  and  COSTA, Ricardo Borges Da. Cryptococcal granuloma of the brain: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1995, vol.53, n.4, pp.802-806. ISSN 0004-282X.

Cryptococcal granuloma or toruloma of the central nervous system is very rare, meningoencefalitis or meningitis being most common. The authors present the case of an immunocompetent male patient of 56 years old with initial clinical symptoms of intracranial hypertension due to an occípito-parietal crytococcal granuloma that was removed surgically. The patients was treated post operatively with anphotericin-B and 5-fluorcytosine. Pathophysiology, neuroimaging, diagnosis and treatment of this rare entity are discussed.

Keywords : cryptococcosis; brain; toruloma; cryptococcal granuloma.

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