Three patients with verified intracranial tuberculomas are reported. One patient presented with attacks of hydrocephalus initially diagnosed erroneously as migraine, another had multiple tuberculomas and a fourth tuberculoma became apparent during treatment with antituberculous therapy. The third patient presented with a frontal lobe syndrome and the postoperative recovery was complicated by the development of hyperosmolar non-ketotic, non-acidotic diabetic pre-coma. Although there are no pathognomonic symptoms, signs, or radiological appearances of intracranial tuberculomas, a high index of suspicion should always be entertained during the investigation of non-European immigrants.
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