Intracranial tuberculomas in a child

Computed tomographic scan diagnosis and nonsurgical management

B. Tyler, Harvey Bennett, J. Kim

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Abstract

Despite great strides in screening and detection of tuberculosis, urban areas still harbor many children with this disease. The case of a child with probable intracranial tuberculomas who was medically treated with antituberculous therapy and followed with frequent computed tomographic (CT) scan is reported. Despite older textbooks that espouse surgery as the treatment for intracranial tuberculomas, it is suggested that in the era of CT scanning, they should be treated the same as other focal CNS infections. Surgery should be reserved for medical failure or deteriorating conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)952-954
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics
Volume71
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Intracranial Tuberculoma
Focal Infection
Textbooks
Tuberculosis
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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