tuberculoma


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tuberculoma

 [too-ber″ku-lo´mah]
a tumorlike mass resulting from aggregation or enlargement of caseated tubercles.

tu·ber·cu·lo·ma

(tū-ber'kyū-lō'mă),
A rounded tumorlike but nonneoplastic mass, usually in the lungs or brain, due to localized tuberculous infection.
[tuberculo- + G. -oma, tumor]

tuberculoma

/tu·ber·cu·lo·ma/ (too-ber″ku-lo´mah) a tumor-like mass resulting from enlargement of a caseous tubercle.

tuberculoma

[t(y)o̅o̅bur′kyəlō′mə, too͡bur′kyoo͡lō′mə]
Etymology: L, tuber + Gk, oma, tumor
a rare tumorlike growth of tuberculous tissue in the central nervous system, characterized by symptoms of an expanding cerebral, cerebellar, or spinal mass. Treatment consists of the administration of antimicrobial drugs to resolve the primary growth and to prevent meningitis.
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Tuberculoma

tu·ber·cu·lo·ma

(tū-bĕr'kyū-lō'mă)
A rounded tumorlike but nonneoplastic mass, usually in the lungs or brain, due to localized tuberculous infection.
[tuberculo- + G. -oma, tumor]

tuberculoma

a tumor-like mass resulting from enlargement of a caseated tubercle.
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Caseating granuloma like tuberculoma with a solid centre are hypointense or isointense on both T1 and T2W1 and show ring enhancement.
Diffuse tuberculoma of the pituitary gland simulating tumor with postoperative recovery.
Contrast-enhanced CT of the brain showed dilation of the lateral, third and fourth ventricles, associated with 4 mm midline shift, basal meningeal enhancement and multiple ring enhancing focal lesions in both cerebral hemispheres, suggesting tuberculomas.
Intracranial tuberculomas are managed medically unless there are signs of obstructive hydrocephalus or brain stem compression.
The enlarging histoplasmoma: concept of a tumor-like phenomenon encompassing the tuberculoma and coccidioidoma.
Early tuberculomas are hypodense on CT and show little enhancement.
Visual function may be impaired due to optochiasmatic arachnoiditis, where tuberculoma and lesion with mass effect may not be detected on MRI.
Infective causes and their investigation in the differential diagnosis of patients with suspected HIV/associated tuberculous meningitis and/or intracerebral tuberculoma Differential diagnosis Investigation(s) * Meningitis Cryptococcal meningitis India ink, cryptococcal antigen testing, fungal culture Bacterial meningitis Gram stain, bacterial culture Non-opportunistic viral Viral PCR meningitis (e.
In 10 patients with tuberculoma IRIS, we observed a high prevalence of (i) low-density lesions on non-contrast enhanced CT (all lesions), (ii) multiplicity of lesions (in 5 of 10 patients), (iii) perilesional oedema (17/22 lesions) and (iv) contrast enhancement of the lesion/s (20/22 lesions).
Characteristics of the central necrotic area classify it as an immature or mature tuberculoma.
The lack of other focal neurological deficits in our patient vitiates the possibility of a central lesion such as brainstem tuberculoma or tuberculous endarteritis.