A case of mucormycosis localized in the brain is reported in a subject aged 18 years who was not suffering from diabetes. As the patient displayed symptoms of cerebral compression he was operated upon and a cystic formation was excised.
Microscopic examination disclosed the presence of hyphae, displaying the characteristics of mucor, in chronic granulation tissue. The mycelia had a tendency to develop in the vessels and to invade them, and a structure very similar to a sporangium could be observed. Some of the mycelia had undergone dystrophic calcification.
The patient has been kept under medical supervision for two and a half years since the operation and appears to have completely recovered.
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