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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1974;3(1): 99-104.
A Case of Tuberculoma in Posterior Fossa.
Kyu Man Shin, Chong Duck Kim, Se Chun Oh, Ki Chan Lee, Jung Wha Chu
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
The incidence of tuberculoma of the brain in different countries varies reatly. They form a high percentage of intracrnial lesions dealt with in countries of Asia, Eastern Europe, Italy, Spain and South America. The recent introduction of the potent antituberculosis remedies, far from diminishing the incidence of tuberculoma of the brain, is more likely to increase it. This case was a 18 year old male who had increased intracranial pressure signs and characteristic signs which was suggestive lesion in posterior fossa. Conray ventriculography revealed nearly total obstruction of distal portion of aqueduct of Sylvius with displacement to the right side. Intensive antituberclous treatment then was started after removal of tuberculoma in cerebellar vermis and then discharged with fully recovery. References were reviewed as will.
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