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Intracranial tuberculoma with adjacent inflammatory aneurysms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18706816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe for the first time a case of intracranial tuberculoma with adjacent intracerebral inflammatory aneurysms, and include a brief discussion of the developmental mechanism of these pathologies. A 28-year-old woman presented with a history of intermittent seizure attacks. She had been diagnosed as having pulmonary tuberculosis 1 year previously, and had been treated with antituberculosis medications for 9 months. Her brain MRI revealed a 1-cm-diameter round subcortical mass lesion on the left parietal lobe, which showed gadolinium enhancement. At surgery, we were surprised to find multiple small aneurysms in the distal middle cerebral arteries surrounding the mass. The mass was totally removed, and the aneurysms were secured by wrapping and fibrin tissue adhesive. The mass was diagnosed as a tuberculoma, and the aneurysms were suspected of being inflammatory in nature and associated with the patient's tuberculosis.
In-Young Kim; Shin Jung; Tae-Young Jung; Sam-Suk Kang; Kyug-Sub Moon; Sung-Pil Joo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-04     Completed Date:  2008-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1174-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Brain Tumor Clinic and Gamma Knife Center, Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam National University, Hwasun Hospital, 160 Ilsimri, Hwasun-eup, Hwasun-gun, Chonnam 519-809, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / etiology,  therapy
Brain Diseases / pathology*,  surgery
Inflammation / complications
Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology*,  therapy
Parietal Lobe / blood supply,  pathology*,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Tuberculoma, Intracranial / complications*,  pathology,  surgery

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