CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Asian J Neurosurg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1772765
Case Report

Intracranial Cavernous Malformation with Concomitant Isolated Cerebral Mucormycosis Infection: A Case Report

Pratishtha Sengar
1   Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Nityanand Pandey
2   Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Vikas Kailashiya
1   Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
,
Varun Kumar Singh
3   Department of Neurology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Funding None.

Abstract

Cerebral cavernous malformation is an angiographically occult, well-circumscribed, benign hamartoma consisting of thin-walled sinusoidal vascular channels. Intracranial mucormycosis represents one of the most severe manifestations of mucor infection. We, hereby, report a case of cavernous malformation made rarer with concomitant mucormycosis. A 22-year-old female presented with left-sided facial seizures since age of 7 years and headache for the past 3 years. Magnetic resonance imaging brain revealed a right posterior frontal lobe cavernous malformation. Right frontal craniotomy with excision of cavernoma was done. Gross examination showed a solid cystic mass with multiple mulberry protrusions. Histopathological examination revealed features of cavernous malformation with evidence of mucormycosis. A final diagnosis of cavernous malformation with mucormycosis was rendered and microbiological studies were advised. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a cerebral cavernous malformation with mucormycosis in an immunocompetent patient without any risk factor.

Informed Consent

The written informed consent was taken from the parents of the patient.


Authors' Contribution

Pratishtha Sengar was involved in writing of the manuscript and data collection. Nityanand Pandey helped in editing of the manuscript and data collection. Vikas Kailashiya was involved in conceptualization and designing of the study and writing the manuscript. Varun Kumar Singh analyzed the data and reviewed the manuscript.




Publication History

Article published online:
07 November 2023

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