Cerebral Syphilitic Gumma Misdiagnosed as a Malignant Brain Tumor

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

Syphilitic gumma involvement of the central nervous system is extremely rare and frequently misdiagnosed. The authors report a patient of a cerebral syphilitic gumma resembling a malignant brain tumor in a 62-year-old male. He was first suspected of a malignant brain tumor, but the pathological diagnosis was cerebral syphilitic gumma. This patient with unusual findings illustrates the clinical manifestations, imaging, and therapeutic aspects of cerebral syphilitic gumma.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles