The varied computed tomographic appearance of intracranial cryptococcosis

Radiology. 1982 Jun;143(3):703-7. doi: 10.1148/radiology.143.3.7079496.


CT findings in 12 cases of intracranial cryptococcal infection were reviewed. Five patients had a normal scan. Seven patients had communicating or noncommunicating hydrocephalus. Additional findings included meningeal opacification, cerebritis, abscess, and granuloma. Although not specific for cryptococcosis, the CT scan is helpful for evaluating and following the status of the ventricles, subarachnoid spaces, and meninges.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain Abscess / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cryptococcosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Granuloma / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed