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A rare third ventricle solitary tuberculoma.

N'da HA, Haidara A, Drogba L, Derou LK, Yao SK, Ba Zézé V - Pan Afr Med J (2013)

Bottom Line: This lesion appears clinically and radiologically as a primary brain tumor.Histological examination showed a tuberculous like granuloma.An adjuvant antituberculous chemotherapy practiced for 6 months brought the complete cure.

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Affiliation: Service de Neurochirurgie, Chu de Yopougon Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire.

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The localization of the tuberculoma at the third ventricle is rare. The authors report a case of third ventricle solitary Tuberculoma which has occurred in a 10 year old patient and revealed by a syndrome of intracranial hypertension without tuberculosis stigma. This lesion appears clinically and radiologically as a primary brain tumor. A total removal using a subchoroidal approach to the third ventricle has been performed. Histological examination showed a tuberculous like granuloma. An adjuvant antituberculous chemotherapy practiced for 6 months brought the complete cure. The authors insist on the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties in front of a third ventricle solitary tuberculoma.

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CT scan with an isodense nodular formation in the anterior part of third ventricle
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Figure 0001: CT scan with an isodense nodular formation in the anterior part of third ventricle

Mentions: Computed tomography scan (CT Scan) revealed a nodular formation (19 mm high on 16.7 mm wide) in the anterior part of the third ventricle with an obstructive hydrocephalus (Figure 1). This lesion was enhanced by the contrast administration (Figure 2). The likely diagnosis of intraventricular tumor (colloid cyst) was evoked. A total removal has been performed using a subchoroidal approach. The patient left the hospital 8 days after surgery.


A rare third ventricle solitary tuberculoma.

N'da HA, Haidara A, Drogba L, Derou LK, Yao SK, Ba Zézé V - Pan Afr Med J (2013)

CT scan with an isodense nodular formation in the anterior part of third ventricle
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3926763&req=5

Figure 0001: CT scan with an isodense nodular formation in the anterior part of third ventricle
Mentions: Computed tomography scan (CT Scan) revealed a nodular formation (19 mm high on 16.7 mm wide) in the anterior part of the third ventricle with an obstructive hydrocephalus (Figure 1). This lesion was enhanced by the contrast administration (Figure 2). The likely diagnosis of intraventricular tumor (colloid cyst) was evoked. A total removal has been performed using a subchoroidal approach. The patient left the hospital 8 days after surgery.

Bottom Line: This lesion appears clinically and radiologically as a primary brain tumor.Histological examination showed a tuberculous like granuloma.An adjuvant antituberculous chemotherapy practiced for 6 months brought the complete cure.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Service de Neurochirurgie, Chu de Yopougon Abidjan, Côte D'Ivoire.

ABSTRACT
The localization of the tuberculoma at the third ventricle is rare. The authors report a case of third ventricle solitary Tuberculoma which has occurred in a 10 year old patient and revealed by a syndrome of intracranial hypertension without tuberculosis stigma. This lesion appears clinically and radiologically as a primary brain tumor. A total removal using a subchoroidal approach to the third ventricle has been performed. Histological examination showed a tuberculous like granuloma. An adjuvant antituberculous chemotherapy practiced for 6 months brought the complete cure. The authors insist on the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties in front of a third ventricle solitary tuberculoma.

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Related in: MedlinePlus