Isolated meningeal tuberculoma mimicking meningioma: case report

Surg Neurol. 1995 Jan;43(1):81-3; discussion 83-4. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(95)80046-j.


A 47-year-old German female patient is described with intracranial tuberculoma of the dura mater without history or evidence of tuberculosis and a negative tuberculin reaction. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging and angiography resembled a meningioma. Diagnosis was verified by histology and identification of mycobacterium tuberculosis. After removal of the granuloma and high-dose chemotherapy, the patient was free of disease. Tuberculoma of the dura mater is an extremely rare disease in the Western European population.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Dura Mater / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Meningioma / diagnosis
  • Middle Aged
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis* / isolation & purification
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tuberculoma, Intracranial / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Meningeal / diagnosis*