Antony AK, Hong RW, Amieva M, Taekman MS, Huhn SL, Karanas YL., Microsurgery. 23(4):313-6., 2003 Aug 20
AbstractCerebral aspergillosis infection is a rare disease in children that carries extremely high morbidity and mortality. Although occurring most commonly in the immunosuppressed patient, cerebral aspergillosis infection has been reported after trauma or neurosurgical procedures.
Amphotericin B is the main medical therapy for cerebral aspergillosis. However, surgical treatment is often required for cases of abscess or granuloma formation. Despite aggressive antifungal treatment and surgical intervention, aspergillosis of the central nervous system is often fatal.
We present a case report in which a free latissimus dorsi muscle flap was used in conjunction with antifungal medication and surgical debridement to treat intracranial and epidural aspergillosis in a young male following complex craniofacial trauma.