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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915334/intraventricular-tuberculoma-in-a-child-a-rare-location
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Deepashu Sachdeva, Ishu Bishnoi, Anita Jagetia, Lavlesh Rathore, Atul Agarwal, Vineeta Batra, Amandeep Kaur
Intracranial tuberculoma is an uncommon presentation of tuberculosis, and its occurrence in an intraventricular location is very rare. It is usually confused with glioma, parasitic cyst, and craniopharyngioma. Few case reports exist in the literature on this entity. We report a case of tuberculoma at the foramen of Monro in a 7-year-old child and review the literature in terms of diagnostic dilemma.
December 3, 2016: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905289/cerebral-alveolar-echinococcosis-concomitant-with-liver-and-lung-lesions-in-a-young-adult-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Osman Ersegun Batçık, Ahmet Öğrenci, Orkun Koban, Murat Şakir Ekşi, Turgay Bilge
We present the case of a 25-year-old male harboring multiple brain lesions mimicking tumor metastasis that were revealed to be caused by Echinococcus multilocularis. Cerebral echinococcosis with multiple lesions is rare and might be confused with a brain abscess, tuberculoma, or metastatic tumor disease. Brain magnetic resonance imaging and serological studies are helpful in the differential diagnosis. In case of E. multilocularis, cerebral invasion is the late stage of the disease that necessitates an aggressive treatment protocol...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888079/neglected-recurrent-scalp-sinus-calvarial-tuberculosis-with-intracrnial-and-extracranial-extension
#3
Krishnamurthy B Holeppagol, Biswaranjan N Nayak, Ram Kumar K Goyal, Arunkumar K Kumar, Prafulla K Sahoo, Debabrata B Biswal
INTRODUCTION: Calvarial Tuberculosis with intracranial tuberculoma and skin involvement is rare condition even in endemic regions. CASE PRESENTATION: We herein describe an adult male patient presenting with generalized seizure ,altered mental state, scalp swelling and pus discharging sinus over scalp .MRI brain gave conflicting diagnosis of Anaplastic menigiomas /chronic osteomyelitis with intra cranial extension .Debridement and drainage of intracranial pus was done...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871010/diagnostic-challenges-in-a-patient-with-myocardial-tuberculoma-a-case-report
#4
Olof Säll, Soon-Ok Cha, Hans Holmberg
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis can affect any organ of the body, including the heart. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 18-year old woman presented with a multifocal tuberculosis infection involving abdominal lymph nodes, a sternotomy wound, an abscess of the abdominal wall and most notably a myocardial tuberculoma. Establishing the diagnosis of the myocardial tuberculoma was challenging mainly due to the location within the heart. Initially a diagnostic percutaneous femoral vascular catheter guided biopsy of the right atrial mass was performed, but later open surgery involving median sternotomy was needed...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865204/possible-role-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-in-tuberculous-meningitis
#5
J Kalita, U K Misra, S K Bhoi, P S Chauhan, Betai Sagar
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine and its role in hydrocephalus and stoke has been suggested. Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is associated with exudates, stroke, hydrocephalus and tuberculoma, but the role of TGF-β has not been evaluated in relation to these changes. AIM: To evaluate the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) TGF-β level in the patients with TBM, and correlate these with clinical findings, MRI changes, paradoxical response and outcome at 6months...
November 16, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856061/-mesencephalic-lesion-with-ring-enhancement-tuberculoma-or-toxoplasmosis
#6
N Ben Achour, A Nâas, N Hammami, A Rouissi, I Kraoua, H Benrhouma, H Klaa, M Ben Hammouda, I Ben Youssef-Turki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804936/-first-time-revealed-small-formations-of-lungs-under-2-cm-in-diameter-dynamic-follow-up-or-surgery
#7
Yu V Pavlov, V K Rybin
AIM: To develop the treatment algorithm in patients with first time revealed lung lesions smaller than 2 cm. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 110 patients with pathological lung lesions with small dimensions who have been treated in the Burdenko Clinic of Faculty Surgery for the period 1997-2013. All patients underwent surgical removal of lung tissue using different surgical approaches: 44 cases of videothoracoscopic resections, 43 video-assisted minithoracotomies, 23 minithoracotomies...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798497/recent-advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-tuberculous-meningitis
#8
Nguyen T H Mai, Guy E Thwaites
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tuberculous meningitis is a devastating infection that is hard to diagnose and treat. We have reviewed tuberculous meningitis original research published within the past 18 months, selecting studies which we consider have most advanced knowledge. RECENT FINDINGS: We review advances in diagnostic methods, anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy, and the common complications of tuberculous meningitis. New commercial molecular diagnostic tests, such as GeneXpert MTB/RIF, have an important role in tuberculous meningitis diagnosis, but as with all other available tests, they lack sensitivity and cannot rule out the disease...
October 27, 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753773/thalidomide-in-refractory-tuberculomas-and-pseudoabscesses
#9
Isabelle Viel-Thériault, Roseline Thibeault, Francois D Boucher, Jean-Philippe Drolet
Paradoxical immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome is a well-described entity even in immunocompetent children, principally in association with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections. Central nervous system involvement is a potential life-threatening form, sometimes refractory to standard treatment. We report the case of an HIV-negative refugee teenager, who presented with brain tuberculomas and pseudoabscesses responsive only to thalidomide.
November 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728514/multiple-cns-tuberculomas-with-brain-abscess-presenting-as-hemiparesis-without-facial-involvement
#10
Harini R, Pradeep Tv, Karibasappa Bg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642471/cerebral-tuberculoma-an-entity-not-to-ignore
#11
Samia Frioui, Sonia Jemni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605978/cerebro-meningeal-infections-in-hiv-infected-patients-a-study-of-116-cases-in-libreville-gabon
#12
Magloire Ondounda, Chinenye Ilozue, Caroline Magne
BACKGROUND: Cerebro-meningeal pathology is common in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the aetiology is often difficult to ascertain with certainty. OBJECTIVE: To describe the major suspected and identified causes of meningeal or encephalitic syndromes in HIV infection in Libreville, Gabon. METHODS: A descriptive study using clinical records of patients hospitalised in the Department of Medicine in the Military Hospital of Libreville (Gabon) between January 2006 and May 2010...
June 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600423/-mri-features-of-ventricular-system-tuberculosis
#13
H X Mao, H Y Zhu, Y L Wang, Y Yang, X F You, X W Sun
OBJECTIVE: To study the MRI features of ventricular system tuberculosis. METHODS: Nineteen patients with ventricular system tuberculosis in our hospital from Mar. 2009 to Sep. 2014 were retrospectively identified. Their clinical features and cranial MRI characteristics were reviewed. RESULTS: There were 13 males and 6 females, aged from 15-81 years(mean 37±16). Eight patients had intraventricular tuberculosis, with 5 long striped or irregular shaped intraventricular tuberculosis and 3 with ventricular tuberculoma...
September 2016: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587940/a-rare-complication-of-tuberculosis-acute-paraplegia
#14
Teoman Aydın, Özgür Taşpınar, Yasar Keskin, Müge Kepekçi, Meryem Güneşer, Adil Çamlı, Hakan Seyithanoğlu, Huriye Kızıltan, Ali Hikmet Eriş
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous radiculomyelitis(TBRM) is one of the complications of neurological tuberculosis and includes cases of arachnoiditis, intradural spinal tuberculoma or granuloma, and spinal cord complications of tuberculous meningitis (TBM). Here, we report a case of TBRM which presented with acute paraplegia. CASE DETAILS: Neurological examination on admission revealed flaccid paralysis, bilateral extensor plantar responses, and exaggerated deep tendon reflexes...
July 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586221/choroidal-tuberculoma
#15
Koushik Tripathy, Rohan Chawla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27583096/-myocardial-tuberculoma-unusual-location-of-tuberculosis-a-new-observation-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Dalal Lambatten, Sanaa Hammi, Yasmina Rhofir, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
We report the case of a 50-year old patient with a left ventricular tumor whose evolution was marked by impaired general condition and fever. This mass was objectified by echocardiography performed to explore a radiological cardiomegaly. The imaging (MRI) appearance was suggestive of an intra-myocardial tuberculoma Based on our observations, we propose a review of the literature on this unusual location of tuberculosis.
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565608/incremental-value-of-live-real-time-three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-over-the-two-dimensional-technique-in-the-assessment-of-a-tuberculoma-involving-the-left%C3%A2-atrium-and-appendage
#17
Tuğba Kemaloğlu Öz, Mahmoud Elsayed, Navin C Nanda, Koray Kalenderoğlu, Şükrü Akyüz, Işıl Atasoy, Altuğ Ösken, Tolga Onuk, Mehmet Eren
Intracardiac tuberculomas are extremely rare, and cardiac involvement in tuberculosis accounts for only 0.5% of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. We report for the first time incremental value of live/real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography over two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in the assessment of a tuberculoma involving the left atrium and left atrial appendage.
September 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541084/intravitreal-bevacizumab-for-choroidal-neovascular-membrane-at-the-edge-of-a-healed-choroidal-tuberculoma
#18
Koushik Tripathy, Rohan Chawla, Yog Raj Sharma
The authors present a 36-year-old female with pulmonary tuberculosis who developed a choroidal tuberculoma in the left eye. The choroidal tuberculoma successfully resolved with visual gain following oral anti-tubercular and oral steroid therapy leaving behind a chorioretinal scar. One year after the completion of anti-tubercular treatment, she developed visual loss due to the development of a secondary choroidal neovascular membrane at the fovea. This was treated successfully with one intravitreal injection of bevacizumab in the left eye...
August 19, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516966/pituitary-tuberculoma-a-consideration-in-the-differential-diagnosis-in-a-patient-manifesting-with-pituitary-apoplexy-like-syndrome
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Sasima Srisukh, Tananun Tanpaibule, Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul, Atthaporn Boongird, Duangkamon Wattanatranon, Theerapol Panyaping, Chutintorn Sriphrapradang
Pituitary tuberculoma is extremely rare, even in endemic regions of tuberculosis and much less frequently as a presentation of pituitary apoplexy. We describe a 25-year-old female presented with sudden onset of headache and vision loss of left eye which mimicking symptoms of pituitary apoplexy. MRI of the pituitary gland showed a rim-enhancing lesion at the intrasellar region extending into the suprasellar area, but absence of posterior bright spot with enhancement of the pituitary stalk. Pituitary hormonal evaluation revealed panhypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus...
2016: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506845/-a-surgical-case-of-tuberculoma-with-visual-disturbance
#20
Takashi Fujii, Naoki Otani, Yohei Otsuka, Takashi Matsumoto, Shunsuke Tanoue, Hideaki Ueno, Satoshi Tomura, Arata Tomiyama, Terushige Toyooka, Kojiro Wada, Kentaro Mori
We herein report a surgical case of multiple cerebral calculi located within the chiasmatic cistern resulting in visual disturbance. A 61-year-old man experienced homonymous lower right quadrantanopsia a few years prior. Non-enhanced head CT revealed multiple calcified lesions of about 7-mm within the basal cistern. MRI showed the lesion compressing the left optic tract. We could not remove the entire lesion because of severe adhesion to the optic tract. A pathological test showed calcified lesions with lymphocyte infiltration...
August 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
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