[A case of an intracranial tuberculoma, mimicking meningioma, that developed during treatment with anti-tuberculous agents]

No Shinkei Geka. 1999 Sep;27(9):837-41.
[Article in Japanese]


A 54-year old female patient presented with intracranial tuberculoma attached to the dura mater during treatment with anti-tuberculous agents. Compared tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a lesion resembling a cystic meningioma. A granulomatous tumor that adhered to the cerebral cortex and dura was totally removed. Histological diagnosis was epithelioid granuloma. After removal of the tuberculoma and treatment with anti-tuberculous medications, the patient seemed to be cured, and regrowth of the tumor has not been observed to date. Tuberculoma mimicking meningioma is a very rare phenomenon. In the present study, we review intracranial tuberculomas and discuss their radiological features.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Meningioma / diagnosis
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tuberculoma, Intracranial / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculoma, Intracranial / etiology
  • Tuberculoma, Intracranial / surgery
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / drug therapy


  • Antitubercular Agents