MRI features of tuberculoma of the right atrial myocardium

Pediatr Radiol. 2004 Nov;34(11):904-7. doi: 10.1007/s00247-004-1222-8. Epub 2004 Jun 25.


Myocardial tuberculosis is an infrequent disease. Until now, the diagnosis has largely been made at necropsy. Only a few reports describe the antemortem diagnosis of myocardial tuberculosis. We describe the MRI features in a 12-year-old boy with myocardial tuberculoma of the right atrium. He also had intracerebral tuberculoma. The diagnosis was later confirmed by biopsy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Heart Atria
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Tuberculoma / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Central Nervous System / diagnosis