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Anhelation due to formation of tuberculomas at the medulla oblongata during chemotherapy of tuberculous meningitis.
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PMID:  23161196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Formation of tuberculoma is a rare response of neurotuberculosis in patients regularly and adequately treated with anti-tuberculous drugs. We report a 13-year-old girl with two tuberculomas which formed in the dorsal part of the medulla oblongata during chemotherapy for tuberculous meningitis. The tuberculomas were both removed via a suboccipital midline approach and were demonstrated by pathological findings but the girl died of cardiac arrest that was thought to be caused by postoperative medulla oblongata oedema. In combination with a literature review, we discuss the clinical features and treatment options of brainstem tuberculomas.
Pengfei Ge; Xiaojie Zhang; Yangping Zhong; Xinchao Bian; Shuanglin Fu; Yinan Luo
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia i neurochirurgia polska     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0028-3843     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Neurochir. Pol.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101265     Medline TA:  Neurol Neurochir Pol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  501-505     Citation Subset:  -    
Prof. Yinan Luo, 1st Bethune Hospital of Jilin University, 71 Xinmin Street, 130021 Changchun, China, Phone: 86-431-88782466, e-mail:
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Duszność spowodowana gruźliczakami powstającymi w rdzeniu przedłużonym w czasie leczenia gruźliczego zapalenia opon mózgowo-rdzeniowych.
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