Tuberculoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
CT

Peripherally enhancing extra-axial left frontal lesion. Significant adjacent vasogenic oedema in the left cerebral hemisphere with partial effacement of the lateral ventricle. More superiorly in the frontal lobe is an enhancing nodule. 

Case Discussion

Microscopy: 

Sections show a large area of caseating granulomatous inflammation associated with a fibrous type capsule, located superficially within the section of cerebral cortex. The ZN-stained sections confirm the presence of some scattered acid-fast bacilli.

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Case information

rID: 6032
Case created: 9th Apr 2009
Last edited: 15th Nov 2015
Tag: tb
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