Concurrent intra-medullary and intra-cranial tuberculomas

J Postgrad Med. 2004 Apr-Jun;50(2):107-9.


Although tuberculosis of the central nervous system is well known, the incidence of intra-medullary tuberculomas is low and a combination of intra-medullary with intra-cranial tuberculomas is extremely rare. This communication reports a case of disseminated (intra-medullary, intra-cerebellar and intra-cerebral) tuberculomas in a six-year-old girl initially presenting with a spinal tumour syndrome. Conservative treatment with anti-tuberculous medications and a short course of injectable steroids resulted in complete resolution of her symptoms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / complications*
  • Tuberculoma / complications*