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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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A controlled clinical trial of short-course chemotherapy for tuberculoma of the brain.
Hence clinical cases like Tuberculoma, the radiological findings of which can usually be distinguished from other common illness like Neurocysticercosis or Toxoplasmosis, sometimes pose challenge in terms of radiological diagnosis suggesting the need for detailed evaluation to reach the diagnosis and guide treatment.
Ghai, "Intracranial tuberculoma," Clinical Pediatrics, vol.
Intracranial tuberculomas are space-occupying masses of granulomatous tissue that result from hematogenous spread from a distant focus of tuberculosis infection.
MRI of brain showed multiple ring enhancing pial based lesions highly suggestive of tuberculoma (Figure 2).
In addition, several small, round, strongly enhanced lesions with a central hypointense signal were seen in the right temporal lobe and cerebellum along with perilesional edema; these lesions were thought to represent tuberculomas.
It was seen in 16 patients (40%), out of them, 15 had tubercular meningitis, and 1 had intracranial tuberculomas.
Myocardial tuberculoma with rupture and pseudoaneurysm formation: successful surgical treatment.
Eight patients were misdiagnosed (before surgery) as lung tumors or solitary pulmonary nodule or tuberculoma.
Intracranial tuberculoma is a potentially lethal event, it is difficult to diagnose, and in most cases clinically and radiologically indistinguishable from other expansive lesions [3].
Solitary choroidal tuberculoma in a patient with chest wall tuberculosis.