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Intradural, eextramedullary tuberculoma of the spinal cord as a complication of tuberculous meningitis.

Authors
  • Skendros, P
  • Kamaria, F
  • Kontopoulos, V
  • Tsitouridis, I
  • Sidiropoulos, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Infection
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2003
Volume
31
Issue
2
Pages
115–117
Identifiers
PMID: 12682818
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An unusual case of an intradural, extramedullary spinal cord tuberculoma, as a complication of tuberculous meningitis caused by a strain susceptible to major anti-TB drugs, is described in a previously healthy, HIV-negative, 27-year-old male. The tuberculoma was detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) while the patient was under conventional anti-tuberculous (anti-TB) therapy. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis. Despite the anti-TB treatment and the surgical resection, intramedullary spreading occurred. Finally, a favorable response was achieved by prolongation of treatment accompanied by the administration of ofloxacin and cycloserine.

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