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.