MRI of choroidal plexus involvement in intracranial cryptococcosis

N J Patronas, E V Makariou
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 1993, 17 (4): 547-50

OBJECTIVE: The sensitivity of medical imaging in the diagnosis of intracranial cryptococcosis is poor. MRI can provide additional information in establishing this diagnosis.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present two cases of CNS cryptococcosis (HIV negative) studied by MRI and discuss the involvement of the ventricles and the choroid plexuses.

RESULTS: The choroid plexuses are unusually enlarged and they enhance intensely. Intraventricular loculations were also noted including entrapment of CSF in the temporal horns.

CONCLUSION: The constellation of these findings is highly suggestive of cryptococcosis.

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