Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

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: 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 120--125

Multimodality imaging in cranial blastomycosis, a great mimicker: Case-based illustration with review of clinical and imaging findings


Puneet S Kochar, Chinar O Lath, Andrew P Klein, John L Ulmer 
 Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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Dr. Puneet S Kochar
Department of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
USA

We describe the clinical, laboratory, and imaging data of three patients who are proven cases of blastomycosis with cranial involvement. In this review, we discuss the imaging features of cranial blastomycosis with relevant clinical case examples including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced MR imaging techniques like magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and MR perfusion. Literature is reviewed for modern-day diagnosis and treatment of this fatal intracranial infection, if not diagnosed promptly and managed effectively.


How to cite this article:
Kochar PS, Lath CO, Klein AP, Ulmer JL. Multimodality imaging in cranial blastomycosis, a great mimicker: Case-based illustration with review of clinical and imaging findings.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2016;26:120-125


How to cite this URL:
Kochar PS, Lath CO, Klein AP, Ulmer JL. Multimodality imaging in cranial blastomycosis, a great mimicker: Case-based illustration with review of clinical and imaging findings. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Apr 6 ];26:120-125
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