We describe the serial changes of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a patient with chronic cryptococcus meningo-encephalitis. In the subacute phase, MRI revealed a focal lesion with hyperintensity on T2-weighted image (WI) in the left thalamus. At 11 months after the onset, MRI showed a focal lesion with hyperintensity on T2-WI in the right pons that was enhanced with gadolinium (Gd). At 13 months after the onset, the lesion in the left thalamus became rim enhanced with Gd. After antifungal therapy (amphotericin B and 5-flucytosine), the rim enhancement in the left thalamus and the high signal intensity area in the right pons decreased. Cryptococcoma should be in the differential from other ring enhancing lesions.
- Chronic cryptococcus meningo-encephalitis
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology