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Vol 46, No 5 (2012)
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Submitted: 2011-11-11
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Anhelation due to formation of tuberculomas at the medulla oblongata during chemotherapy of tuberculous meningitis

Pengfei Ge, Xiaojie Zhang, Yangping Zhong, Xinchao Bian, Shuanglin Fu, Yinan Luo
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2012.31363
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2012;46(5):501-505.

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Vol 46, No 5 (2012)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2011-11-11

Abstract

Formation of tuberculoma is a rare response of neurotuberculosis in patients regularly and adequately treated with anti-tuberculous drugs. We report a 13-year-old girl with two tuberculomas which formed in the dorsal part of the medulla oblongata during chemotherapy for tuberculous meningitis. The tuberculomas were both removed via a suboccipital midline approach and were demonstrated by pathological findings but the girl died of cardiac arrest that was thought to be caused by postoperative medulla oblongata oedema. In combination with a literature review, we discuss the clinical features and treatment options of brainstem tuberculomas.

Abstract

Formation of tuberculoma is a rare response of neurotuberculosis in patients regularly and adequately treated with anti-tuberculous drugs. We report a 13-year-old girl with two tuberculomas which formed in the dorsal part of the medulla oblongata during chemotherapy for tuberculous meningitis. The tuberculomas were both removed via a suboccipital midline approach and were demonstrated by pathological findings but the girl died of cardiac arrest that was thought to be caused by postoperative medulla oblongata oedema. In combination with a literature review, we discuss the clinical features and treatment options of brainstem tuberculomas.

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Keywords

neurotuberculosis, formation of tuberculoma, medulla oblongata

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Title

Anhelation due to formation of tuberculomas at the medulla oblongata during chemotherapy of tuberculous meningitis

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 46, No 5 (2012)

Pages

501-505

DOI

10.5114/ninp.2012.31363

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2012;46(5):501-505.

Keywords

neurotuberculosis
formation of tuberculoma
medulla oblongata

Authors

Pengfei Ge
Xiaojie Zhang
Yangping Zhong
Xinchao Bian
Shuanglin Fu
Yinan Luo

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