Successful medical treatment of a spinal histoplasmoma

J Neuroimaging. 1994 Oct;4(4):237-9. doi: 10.1111/jon199444237.


A woman with previously treated disseminated histoplasmosis was admitted with progressive paraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging showed multifocal cerebritis and spinal histoplasmoma. She recovered following a second treatment with amphotericin B. This is the fourth reported patient with intramedullary spinal histoplasmoma, and the first demonstrating successful treatment of the lesion with medical therapy alone.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Histoplasmosis / diagnosis
  • Histoplasmosis / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / drug therapy*