Tuberculous meningitis. Computerized tomographic manifestations

Arch Neurol. 1980 Jul;37(7):458-60. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1980.00500560088017.


In a verified case of tuberculous meningitis, computerized tomographic scans showed a striking postcontrast enhancement of the cisterns around the base of the brain and the brainstem as well as the cortical meninges. Hydrocephalus and an infarct presumably from panarteritis were also demonstrated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebral Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Cisterna Magna / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Meninges / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
  • Tuberculosis, Meningeal / diagnostic imaging*