Tuberculoma in the Fourth Ventricle: An Unusual Location

Juliana Mayorga-Corvacho, David Vergara-Garcia, William Mauricio Riveros, Jorge Torres

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Abstract

To present a young immunocompetent patient with a fourth ventricle tuberculoma without pulmonary tuberculosis. A previously healthy young male patient presented with a history of headache, nausea, and blurred vision. Neuroimaging revealed a mass present in the fourth ventricle. The lesion was successfully resected. Histological and microbiological findings suggested the presence of a tuberculoma. Tuberculomas can be found in the posterior fossa in adults. This infectious pathology should not be forsaken when considering the differential diagnosis for infratentorial masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-660
Number of pages3
JournalTurkish Neurosurgery
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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