Abdominal cryptococcoma in aids: A case report

Frank Paul Scalfano, John G. Prichard, Neela Lamki, Patricia Ann Athey, Richard C. Graves

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Abstract

Cryptococcosis is a recognized opportunistic pathogen in the acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Although central nervous system infection and disseminated cryptococcosis is common in acquired immune deficiency syndrome, localized infection is rare. We present a case of massive retroperitoneal and mesenteric adenopathy in a male homosexual patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome with clinical and radiologic features suggestive of lymphoma. However, this was proven pathologically to represent cryptococcal infiltration of the lymph nodes. Our experience indicates that Cryptococcus neoformans should be included in the differential diagnosis of massive abdominal adenopathy in the acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computed Tomography
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

Keywords

  • Abdominal computed tomography
  • Abdominal masses
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Lymphadenopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Scalfano, F. P., Prichard, J. G., Lamki, N., Athey, P. A., & Graves, R. C. (1988). Abdominal cryptococcoma in aids: A case report. Journal of Computed Tomography, 12(3), 237-239. https://doi.org/10.1016/0149-936X(88)90017-3