Suprasellar tuberculoma presenting with diabetes insipidus and hypothyroidism--a case report

Neurol India. 2001 Sep;49(3):314-6.


Suprasellar tuberculomas are exceptionally rare and are even rarer in children. A case of suprasellar tuberculoma in a five year old male child who presented with diabetes insipidus, hypothyroidism and visual field defect is described. Deranged CSF parameters, imaging findings of a suprasellar rounded, peripherally enhancing lesion with thickening of the pituitary stalk, led to an accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis. The patient responded well to antituberculous treatment and an unnecessary surgery was avoided.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diabetes Insipidus / etiology*
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Humans
  • Hypothyroidism / etiology*
  • Male
  • Sella Turcica
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculoma, Intracranial / complications*
  • Tuberculoma, Intracranial / diagnostic imaging
  • Tuberculoma, Intracranial / drug therapy


  • Antitubercular Agents