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intracranial_tuberculoma

Intracranial tuberculoma

Intracranial tuberculoma is an uncommon presentation of tuberculosis, and its occurrence in an intraventricular location is very rare. It is usually confused with glioma, parasitic cyst, and craniopharyngioma. Few case reports exist in the literature on this entity.

see Intraventricular tuberculoma.

Epidemiology

The combination of spinal intramedullary tuberculosis and intracranial tuberculomas is extremely rare and only few cases have been reported in the literature so far 1) 2) 3) 4) 5).

1)
Huang CR, Lui CC, Chang WN, Wu HS, Chen HJ. Neuroimages of disseminated neurotuberculosis: Report of one case. Clin Imaging. 1999;23:218–22.
2)
Lin SK, Wu T, Wai YY. Intramedullary spinal tuberculomas during treatment of tuberculous meningitis. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 1994;96:71–8.
3)
Shen WC, Cheng TY, Lee SK, Ho YJ, Lee KR. Disseminated tuberculomas in spinal cord and brain demonstrated by MRI with gadolinium-DTPA. Neuroradiology. 1993;35:213–5.
4)
Thacker MM, Puri AI. Concurrent intra-medullary and intra-cranial tuberculomas. J Postgrad Med. 2004;50:107–9.
5)
Yen HL, Lee RJ, Lin JW, Chen HJ. Multiple tuberculomas in the brain and spinal cord: A case report. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2003;28:E499–502.
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