A CASE OF cryptococcal osteomyelitis of the skull is presented. The patient was an immunocompetent host with skull and skin involvement without central nervous system or pulmonary extension. The radiographic findings are reviewed to include skull films, bone scan, and computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging scans. The patient underwent surgical debridement of the lesion as well as systemic medical therapy with amphotericin B and flucytosine. The medical and surgical therapy for such lesions is reviewed. Surgical intervention is emphasized for the removal of bony sequestrum and nonviable bone while maintaining an intact dura.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1034-1036
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1993


  • Amphotericin b
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Ct
  • Flucytosine
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Skull lesion


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