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MRI findings of intracranial tuberculomas.
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PMID:  18313571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Tuberculosis involvement of the central nervous system continues to represent a serious problem, particularly in developing countries. The aim of this study was to characterize the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of intracranial tuberculoma, a form of neurotuberculosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 27 patients with intracranial tuberculomas. These consisted of 17 women and 10 men with a mean age of 26 years (14-51). MRI was performed on all patients. RESULTS: A total of 64 tuberculomas were found in these patients, of which 41 were distributed in the cerebral hemispheres, 17 in the cerebellar hemispheres, and 6 in the brainstem. Accompanied meningitis was detected in three patients, hydrocephalus in five patients, and hydrocephalus with meningitis in one patient. CONCLUSION: MRI makes a significant contribution to diagnosis of intracranial tuberculomas and can objectively determine accompanying abnormalities.
Guner Sonmez; Ersin Ozturk; H Onur Sildiroglu; Hakan Mutlu; Ferhat Cuce; M Guney Senol; Ali Kutlu; C Cinar Basekim; Esref Kizilkaya
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical imaging     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0899-7071     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Imaging     Publication Date:    2008 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-03     Completed Date:  2008-06-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911831     Medline TA:  Clin Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, GATA Haydarpasa Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Middle Aged
Tuberculoma, Intracranial / diagnosis*

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