Chronicles of Surgery

Chronicles of Surgery

ISSN 2053-7212
Case report

Fungal cerebritis and hemispheric infarction following scalp contamination

Gurkirat Chatha and Stephen Honeybul*

*Correspondence: Stephen Honeybul Stephen

Author Affiliations
Department of Neurosurgery, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6009, Australia and Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, Perth, Western Australia, 6000, Australia.


This is the first reported case of the relatively recently described Apophysomyces variabilis causing cerebritis and death following contamination of a degloving injury to the scalp. It highlights the need for clinical suspicion and early diagnosis so that aggressive surgical debridement can be performed.

Keywords: Mucormycosis, brain infarction, head injury, apophysomyces variabilis

ISSN 2053-7212
Volume 1
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