Complications in craniocerebral aspergillosis of sino-nasal origin in immunocompetent patients

Arshad A. Siddiqui, Saad H. Bashir, Ahmed Ali Shah, Syed Ather Enam

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Four immunocompetent patients of craniocerebral aspergillosis of sino-nasal origin who developed complications have been described. They developed intracerebral haemorrhages, multifocal infarctions and intraventricular dissemination of aspergillus infection and 2 patients developed acute hydrocephalus. All 4 patients have been managed by standard therapeutic regimens including both surgical resection followed by antifungal therapy while CSF shunting was done as required. Only one patient survived till the last clinical follow-up. Magnetic resonance angiography along with routine magnetic resonance imaging at the time of initial work-up may be helpful to pick up mycotic aneurysms and vascular occlusions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103+134
JournalPan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • Aspergillosis
  • Aspergillus hydrocephalus and immunocompetent hosts
  • Cerebrovascular complications


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