Cerebral tuberculoma presented as primary malignant brain tumor: a case report

Prachasilchai, P.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 95 Suppl. 3: S131-S133

2012


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 22619899
Document Number: 11363
A 62 year-old Thai man presented symptoms of chronic progressive headache for nearly one year and left side ataxia for two weeks. MRI brain suggested a primary malignant brain tumor with moderate hydrocephalus. Total removal of the lesion was performed. The histopathological report was caseating granulomatous inflammation involving cerebellar parenchyma; suggestive of tuberculoma, PCR for M. Tuberculosis complex, using brain tissue from formalin-fixed paraffin-embeded block, yields positive result for M. Tuberculosis complex. He was treated with antituberculous drugs.

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