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Mycotic aneurysm
  1. Bryan J Neth1,
  2. Salomon Cohen Cohen2,
  3. Jorge Trejo-Lopez1,
  4. Waleed Brinjikji1,
  5. Sherri Ann Braksick3,
  6. Jennifer E Fugate3,
  7. Alejandro A Rabinstein3,
  8. Eelco F M Wijdicks1
  1. 1 Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  2. 2 Neurosurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  3. 3 Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Eelco F M Wijdicks, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA; wijde{at}


Angioinvasive fungal infections of the cerebral vasculature often lead to significant morbidity and mortality. High clinical suspicion and early antifungal therapy could improve outcomes. We describe the fatal case of a patient with a rapidly enlarging cavernous carotid aneurysm due to angioinvasive fungus. This case highlights the challenges in diagnosis and management of this condition.


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  • Contributors All authors contributed equally.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Nick Davies, London, UK.

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