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Intra-medullary Tuberculomas: Case Series

Pradeep N., M.Ch, Raviraj Ghorpade M.Ch., Ravishankar Naik, DM, Prakash R Malur, MD

Department of Neurosurgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Nehru Nagar, India

Abstract

Intramedullary spinal tuberculoma is an extremely rare disease when compared to pulmonary, extrapulmonary and skeletal tuberculosis in developing countries. In the absence of systemic tuberculosis, clinical presentation is non distinctive from other intramedullary lesions. We report two cases of intramedullary tuberculoma both presenting with signs and symptoms of space occupying lesions. Surgical excision was done in both cases following which patients improved neurologically. Histopathological evaluation is essential to provide curative treatment.  

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keywords: 
Intramedullary, Tuberculoma, Spinal
Volume 11 Issue 1
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doi: 
10.14444/4002