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tuberculoma

 [too-ber″ku-lo´mah]
a tumorlike mass resulting from aggregation or enlargement of caseated tubercles.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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This could be due to the misinterpretation of coagulative necrosis of glioblastoma multiforme as caseous necrosis of a tuberculoma. One case of spinal astrocytoma was diagnosed as ependymoma on crush cytology, while one case each of cerebellopontine angle schwannoma and cerebellar hemangioblastoma were misinterpreted as meningioma and benign mesenchymal tumor, respectively [Table 3].
Most of these patients had mass lesions like tumor, neurocysticercosis, tuberculoma, abscess or CVT.
cerebral computed tomography (CT brain) and cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI brain) include: leptomeningeal enhancement, tuberculomas, hydrocephalus, vasculitis and cerebral infarctions.
Table 1: Distribution of the patients according to type of headache Type of headache Male Female Primary headache 208 398 Chronic migraine 144 240 CTTH 64 158 Secondary headache 11 9 Neurocysticercosis 6 8 Glioma 4 0 Tuberculoma 1 1 CTTH: Chronic tension type headache Table 2: Age distribution in the patients with chronic migraine and CTTH Age Chronic migraine CTTH Male Female Male Female 14-24 32 80 20 64 25-34 56 78 24 64 35-44 42 56 8 20 45-54 10 22 8 6 55-64 4 4 4 6 CTTH: Chronic tension type headache Table 3: Family history in the patients with chronic migraine and CTTH Family Chronic migraine CTTH history Male Female Male Female Positive 46 132 12 38 Negative 98 108 52 41 CTTH: Chronic tension type headache
In our case, MRI of the liver revealed liver lesions with features suggestive of liver microabscess that are likely representing tuberculomas.
Ultrasonography may facilitate the differentiation of tuberculomas from malignant masses.
Stovin, "Isolated interventricular septal tuberculoma causing complete heart block," Thorax, vol.
(i) Cystic masses: endothelial cyst, pseudocyst, and hydatid cyst (ii) Solid masses: adenoma, nodular hyperplasia, carcinoma, metastases, pheochromocytoma, neuroblastic tumors, neurofibroma, schwannoma, leiomyoma, angiosarcoma, hamartoma, tuberculoma, and amyloidosis (iii) Fat-containing masses: lipoma and myelolipoma Modified from Arnaldi and Boscaro [1].
Oral lesions of tuberculosis may present as ulcer, nodule, fissure, tuberculoma, or granuloma [3].
A diagnosis of CNS tuberculoma without meningitis can be challenging because the clinical presentation is often vague, mild, or even asymptomatic.