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Craniocerebral Maduramycosis: Masquerading as a Tumor
Eumycetomas of craniocerebral are rare, and we report an extraordinary case of maduramycosis involving brain and skull bone in a middle-aged male who presented with complaints of headache, behavioral abnormalities, and memory disturbances for 3 months. Imaging showed a frontal lesion. It was mistaken for a tumor clinically and radiologically. Craniocerebral eumycetoma usually presents as a mass on the scalp with sinuses. Our case presented as a brain tumor without a soft tissue mass or discharging sinuses. It is essential to keep in mind this mode of presentation, and only a biopsy will aid in diagnosis.
Article published online:
14 December 2022
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