Isolated pontine infarction due to rhinocerebral mucormycosis

Calli M. C. , SAVAŞ R. , parildar M. , PEKİNDİL G., ALPER H. H. , YUNTEN N.

NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.41, no.3, pp.179-181, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002340050728
  • Title of Journal : NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-181
  • Keywords: mucormycosis, pons, infarct, magnetic resonance imaging, CRANIOFACIAL MUCORMYCOSIS, CT


We report a patient with rhinocerebral mucormycosis whose initial central nervous system involvement was isolated pontine infarction due to basilar arteritis caused by the fungus. The patient was diagnosed and followed by MRI and CT and basilar arteritis was demonstrated well on MRI studies. Involvement of the skull base was shown on CT in the later stage of the disease. The unusual initial presentation of the infection is discussed.