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Histological surprise: callosal tuberculoma presenting as malignant glioma
  1. Farzin Fath-Ordoubadi,
  2. Russell J M Lane,
  3. Peter G Richards
  1. West London Neurosciences Centre, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UK
  1. Dr R J M Lane, West London Neurosciences Centre, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UK.

Abstract

A tumour which on CT is clearly intrinsic, irregular, exhibits patchy enhancement with contrast, and invades periventricular tissues, especially the corpus callosum, is very likely to be a glioma and may not be biopsied. A case is presented with these radiological features in which the tumour proved to be a tuberculoma, with complete clinical and radiological resolution after antituberculous chemotherapy.

  • corpus callosum
  • tumour
  • tuberculoma
  • cerebral biopsy

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