Tuberculoma mimicking falx meningioma: Case report

Kazuhide Adachi, Kazunari Yoshida, Hideyuki Tomita, Maki Niimi, Takeshi Kawase

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Abstract

A 25-year-old male presented with an intracranial tuberculoma mimicking falx meningioma manifesting as right lower monoparesis. The patient had a past history of pulmonary tuberculosis, cured by antituberculous therapy. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed a lesion mimicking a falx meningioma. Surgery achieved subtotal resection. Histological and biochemical examinations revealed the surgical specimen was tuberculoma. He was treated with antituberculous therapy, and his gait disturbance disappeared. Follow-up MR imaging showed no regrowth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-492
Number of pages4
Journalneurologia medico-chirurgica
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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