Cerebral Tuberculoma of Right Frontal Lobe in an Unconscious Patient

  • Yam Bahadur Roka Department of Neurosurgery, Neuro Cardio and Multispecialty Hospital, Jahada Road, Biratnagar, Nepal
  • Narayani Roka Department of Ophthalmology, Neuro Cardio and Multispecialty Hospital, Jahada Road, Biratnagar, Nepal

Abstract

Cerebral tuberculoma of the brain are uncommon presentation of tuberculosis (1%). A 17-year female presented to the emergency with a Glasgow Coma Score of (eye-1, verbal-1 and motor-3), 5/15 bilateral fixed pupils with laborious breathing. The radiological features were suggestive of aintracerebral abscess/ glioma. Intraoperatively the brain was very tense and a large, vascular, mass was present that was excised completely. Her histopathology revealed features of tuberculoma and she was started on anti-tubercular treatment. She is discharged home with regular follow-up for the last 10 months.Cerebral tuberculoma although uncommon should be thought of in developing countries as differential of cystic enhancing lesions of the brain.
Keywords: Abscess; central nervous system; glioma; tuberculoma; tuberculosis

Published
2020-04-20
How to Cite
ROKA, Yam Bahadur; ROKA, Narayani. Cerebral Tuberculoma of Right Frontal Lobe in an Unconscious Patient. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 1, p. 138-141, apr. 2020. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/2160>. Date accessed: 25 may 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v18i1.2160.