Year: 2016 | Month: November | Volume: 6 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 287-290
Unusual Presentation of Tuberculoma: A Case Report
1Shantanu Kumar Meher, 2Sunil Kumar Agarwalla, 1Tapan Kumar Biswas, 1Subhranshu Sekhar Dhal
1Junior Resident, 2Associate Professor,
Department of Paediatrics, M. K. C. G Medical College, Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha - 760004, India.
Corresponding Author: Shantanu Kumar Meher
Neuro tuberculosis is notun common in children. It may present as Meningitis or as ring enhancing lesion (REL) or space occupying lesion (SOL) like Tuberculoma or Tubercular abscess or as in farction. Tuberculoma is always considered as one of the common differential diagnosis of ring enhancing lesion of the brain in developing country like India. Tuberculoma mostly occurs due to the haematogenous spread of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTb). Clinical symptoms and signs of tuberculoma may be nonspecific. It can affect immuno competent individuals without any signs of other system involvement; sometimes it can be associated with tubercular meningitis.
Key words: Tuberculoma, tubercular abscess, mycobacterium tuberculosis.