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Unilateral hydrocephalus: atypical presentation of intracranial tuberculoma.
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PMID:  21534211     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 43-year-old male presented with 3-month history of low-grade fever and headache. Radiological investigations revealed unilateral hydrocephalus. Unilateral obstruction of the foramen of Monro due to chronic tubercular ependymal inflammation was suspected and endoscopic septostomy was planned. Though ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is a simple method to treat hydrocephalus, complications related to this procedure are numerous. Neuroendoscopy is a safe method to treat hydrocephalus in selected cases, and also provides access to biopsy the lesion in question. An isolated tuberculoma obstructing the foramen of Monro was seen during endoscopy. Presentation and management of this unusual tuberculoma is reported along with a review of the pertinent literature.
Authors:
Deepak Kumar Singh; Manu Rastogi; Anurag Sharma; Mazhar Husain
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Turkish neurosurgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1019-5149     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423821     Medline TA:  Turk Neurosurg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Sahara Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Lucknow, India.
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