cryptococcoma

cryp·to·coc·co·ma

(krip'tō-kok-ō'mă),
An infectious granuloma, typically in the brain, but also found in the lung and elsewhere, caused by Cryptococcus neoformans.
[Cryptococcus (genus name) + -oma]

cryptococcoma

(krip″tō-kŏ-kō′mă) [ crypto- + cocc(us) + -oma]
A mass, typically in the brain, consisting of cryptococcal fungi.
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The most common appearances of CNS cryptococcal infection in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are meningoencephalitis, cryptococcoma, dilated Virchow-Robin spaces, dirty cranial base and so on.[6],[7],[8],[9],[10],[11],[12],[13] However, leptomeningitis or meningoencephalitis is much more common in HIV patients with immune reconstitution.[8],[9],[10],[12] The pathogenesis and imaging appearances of CNS cryptococcal infection largely depend on the patients' immunity.
Brain and lung cryptococcoma and concurrent Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis infection in a goat: a case report.
Cerebellar cryptococcoma simulating metastatic neoplasm.
cryptococcoma, tuberculoma, or brain abscess, were unlikely.
A computerised tomography (CT) scan was done in only two patients with focal signs and cranial nerve deficits, showing a mass lesion in both cases, suggestive of cryptococcoma. There was no record of the measurement of CSF opening pressure at LP in any of the charts reviewed.
In patients presenting with enlarging intracerebral tuberculomas or tubercular abscesses the important differential diagnoses to consider are cerebral toxoplasmosis, cryptococcoma, lymphoma, bacterial abscess and MDR TB.
Our patient underwent lung biopsy, resection of the lesion and the cryptococcoma was subsequently diagnosed by histopathologic examination.
Instead, organisms persist in a walled-off nodule characterized by a well-formed, necrotizing granuloma similar to a tuberculoma (eg, histoplasmoma, cryptococcoma, coccidioidoma).
West and her collaborators first had their interest piqued by a published 2006 case of a man from Puget Sound region of Washington state, who had pulmonary cryptococcoma and who was infected with C.
(9) In the 40 cases described by Dubey et al, (4) aspergilloma was the most frequent organism found (25, 63%), followed by mucormycosis (7, 18%), cryptococcoma (3), Cladosporium (3), Bipolaris hawaiiensis (1), and Candida species (1).
A cryptococcoma is a collection of organisms, inflammatory cells, and mucoid material in the brain parenchyma.