Isolated cryptococcosis of the adrenal gland

Y. C. Liu, D. L. Cheng, C. Y. Liu, M. Y. Yen, R. S. Wang

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A case of isolated adrenal cryptococcosis is reported. A patient with a history of diabetes mellitus had symptoms of left flank pain. Roentgenological and sonographic findings of the adenal gland were indicative of a malignant tumour. Tissues obtained from surgery showed fungal granuloma and a poorly encapsulated cryptococcal organism was identified by special stains. A post-operative serum cryptococcal antigen test was positive, and the patient was successfully treated with surgery and a course of amphotericin B. After a 7-month follow-up period, there is no evidence of recurrence or dissemination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Adrenal gland
  • Cryptococcosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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