Da-Yong Xia, Ming-Feng Zhu, Ce-Gang Liu, Yi Dai, Zhen-Bao Li, Xiao-Chun Jiang, Shan-Shui Xu
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.
October 14, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery