Subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage: Unusual complications of rhinocerebral mucormycosis

Koc F., Koc Z., Yerdelen D.

NEUROSURGERY QUARTERLY, vol.16, no.3, pp.126-128, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.wnq.0000214022.47237.7c
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-128
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is often fatal opportunistic necrotizing infection of the sinuses. Invasion of the central nervous system is rare but often lethal. A 47-year-old man complained with headache was diagnosed as rhinocerebral mucormycosis according to clinical and laboratory findings. In the follow-up, his consciousness progressed to coma rapidly. Computerized tomography showed the presence of frontal hematoma in left and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The patient died because of tentorial herniation 6 hours later.