tuberculoma


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tuberculoma

(tjʊˌbɜːkjʊˈləʊmə)
n
a tumour or other mass that grows from a tuberculous lesion or caused by the tubercle bacillus
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Differential diagnoses: neoplasm, tuberculoma, infectious abscess.
monocytogenes culture Blood Neg (x 2) Pos (x 2) CSF Neg ND Brain biopsy ND ND CT Well-defined Poorly defined ring lesions lesions dorsal Po, R Po, R MCP; L MCP3 incomplete ring enhancement MRI Distribution ND R cerebral ped, of high R MCP, Me, signal on upper cord T2WI & FLAIR sequences Enhancement ND Incomplete pattern on T1WI ring pre-/post gadolinium CN enhancement Y Y present Radiological Tuberculoma, Demyelination differential listerial (ADEM) reported abscess Patient 5 6 Inflammatory markers WCC 15.
5,6) Tuberculoma or abscess formation associated with TOM is rarer, as only a few cases have been reported?
18) stated that tuberculoma, basal exudation, hydrocephalus, brain infarct, and edema are the most frequent cranial findings in patients diagnosed with TB meningitis.
Tuberculoma or TB abscess occurs frequently - tuberculomas show focal, irregular enhancement on CT, while abscesses are often loculated, ring-enhancing lesions with significant surrounding oedema and require aspiration, which will allow for diagnostic confirmation and reduction in mass effect.
Pituitary tuberculoma was first described in 1940 by Coleman and Meredit, and many cases have been reported in subsequent years (4).
A 42-year-old South Africa-born health care worker was admitted to a regional hospital in the United Kingdom with a 1-month history of fever, cough, and weight loss associated with cervical lymphadenopathy, choroidal tuberculoma (Figure), and pleural effusion.
Tuberculoma of the brain had been diagnosed on computed tomography (CT) scan and she had received an eight-month course of anti-tuberculous drugs.
An intraoperative biopsy was planned to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out the possibility of tuberculoma.
Patients can have focal neurological deficits depending on the location of the tuberculoma.