Subcortical Intracerebral Hemorrhage Caused by Mucormycosis in a Patient with a History of Bone-marrow Transplantation

Satoshi Takahashi, Takashi Horiguchi, Shuji Mikami, Youhei Kitamura, Takeshi Kawase

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Abstract

We report on a rare case of a patient with rhinocerebral mucormycosis that presented as intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). A 54-year-old man who was immunosuppressed had ophthalmoplegia. Four days later, ICH developed in his left frontal lobe. The ICH was surgically removed totally. Pathology specimen surgically obtained from brain surface adjacent to hematoma cavity showed blood vessels filled with Mucor mycelium. Combined with surgical findings, venous occlusion by Mucor mycelium might be the cause of ICH in the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-406
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep

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Mucormycosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Mucor
Mycelium
Ophthalmoplegia
Frontal Lobe
Hematoma
Blood Vessels
Pathology
Brain

Keywords

  • bone-marrow transplantation
  • mucormycosis
  • Subcortical intracerebral hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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