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Intraventricular tuberculoma: A case report

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Intracranial tuberculomas are one of the most serious formsof tuberculosis disease after meningitis tuberculosis. It incidence varies around 0.15% - 0.18% in the development world to 5% - 30% of intracranial masses in some under developments areas. These tuberculomas, of course ubiquitous, are mostly diagnosed in the adulthood and usually located in the cerebellum and the cerebral hemispheres. Intra ventricular involving is uncommon and just 10 cases had been described in the literature. We report a case of an intraventricular tuberculoma in a 26- year-old man and we discuss the pathogenesis and the radiological findings according this location.

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Coulibaly, O. , Diawara, S. , Quénum, K. , Sogoba, Y. , Boutarbouch, M. , Melhaoui, A. , Rifi, L. , Arkha, Y. , Derraz, S. , Ouahabi, A. and Khamlichi, A. (2013) Intraventricular tuberculoma: A case report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 81-84. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.21022.

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