Intracranial tubercular granuloma

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal

Presentation

h/o headache, epileptic episodes and known case of pulmonary tuberculosis

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

There is an abnormal ring enhancing lesion which is isointense to gray matter involving the left inferior frontal gyrus and surrounded by vasogenic edema

In a known case of tuberculosis the lesion is suggestive of a tuberculoma.

Case Discussion

Brain tuberculoma, a space-occupying mass of granulomatous tissue,forms a large percentage of intracranial mass lesions in the developing countries and is responsible for high morbidity and mortality. Earlier recognition and treatment of this condition on imaging may play a critical role in patient management.

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Case Information

rID: 26958
Case created: 15th Jan 2014
Last edited: 12th Mar 2016
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