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Dusunen Adam. 2010; 23(4): 288-292

Isolated brain stem tuberculoma: a case report and review of the literature

Devrimsel Harika Ertem, Nurhak Demir Aslan, Yavuz Altunkaynak, Didem Sayın Yıldız, Sevim Baybaş.


Approximately 5 to 10% of tuberculosis cases involve brain and central nervous system. Tuberculosis involving central nervous system (CNS) due to haematogenous spread is not a rare entity. CNS manifestations may be meningitis, solitary tuberculomas, abscess, infarct or milier parenchymal disease. In this case report, we discuss a 17-year- old female with isolated pontin tuberculoma and comorbidity of genital tuberculosis and review the literature.

Key words: Central nervous system infectious, brain stem involvement, tuberculosis

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