Intracranial tuberculoma: Case report and review of the literature Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Diseases
  • Tuberculoma

abstract

  • Intracranial tuberculomas are rare in industrialized countries, but remain significant in developing nations. Extraneural disease or a past history of tuberculosis are evident in fewer than 50% of patients. The common presenting signs and symptoms are intracranial hypertension and papilledema. The diagnosis is now established by angiography or computerized tomography (CT). Current treatment consists of isoniazid, rifampin, and ethambutol or streptomycin, and surgery is reserved for medical failures.

publication date

  • January 1981

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 7196534

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1133

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 31

number

  • 9