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Local application of antimycotics in mucormycosis cerebri: a case report.
  1. I Mohsenipour,
  2. M Schirmer,
  3. R Frank,
  4. F Geisen,
  5. E Semenitz,
  6. D zur Nedden,
  7. G Konwalinka
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, University of Innsbruck, Austria.


    A 65 year old man was found to have mucormycosis cerebri during immunosuppression after treatment of hairy cell leukaemia with 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine. Although mucormycosis cerebri has a poor prognosis, the patient survived after systemic administration of high dose amphotericin B, extensive excision of the abscess, and additional local application of amphotericin B with the help of an absorbable gelatin sponge.

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