Intracranial tuberculomas have become uncommon in industrial nations, while they still have a high incidence in underdeveloped countries. Four cases of intracerebral supratentorial tuberculomas are reported in this paper. Clinical findings suggestive of tuberculosis were present in only one case. The other cases were thought to be gliomas or metastases and the diagnosis was made only after surgery. The CT scan provided a good image of the lesions whose characteristics, however, were diagnostically confusing. When a tuberculoma is suspected, medical therapy alone should be administered initially. Surgery should be resorted to in cases of markedly increased intracranial pressure.
|Translated title of the contribution||Intracerebral tuberculoma. Clinical and x-ray computed tomographic characteristics|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Rivista di Patologia Nervosa e Mentale|
|Publication status||Published - May 1984|
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