Carotid-cavernous sinus thrombosis caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. Case report.

  title={Carotid-cavernous sinus thrombosis caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. Case report.},
  author={Laligam N. Sekhar and Manuel Dujovny and Gannamani Ramananda Rao},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={52 1},
A case is presented of Aspergillus fumigatus granuloma involving the sphenoid sinus, sella turcica, cavernous sinus, and the internal carotid artery. The diagnosis was established by a transsphenoidal biopsy. The infection proved difficult to treat and finally remitted after chemotherapy with a combination of amphotericin B, rifampin (rifampicin), and flucytosine (5-fluorocytosine). The spectrum of aspergillosis of the central nervous system is reviewed, and difficulties in treating this… CONTINUE READING


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