Tuberculoma in the Fourth Ventricle: An Unusual Location

Research

October 5, 2021

ABSTRACT

To present a young immunocompetent patient with a fourth ventricle tuberculoma without pulmonary tuberculosis.A previously healthy young male patient presented with a history of headache, nausea, and blurred vision. Neuroimaging revealeda mass present in the fourth ventricle. The lesion was successfully resected. Histological and microbiological findings suggestedthe presence of a tuberculoma.Tuberculomas can be found in the posterior fossa in adults. This infectious pathology should not be forsaken when considering thedifferential diagnosis for infratentorial masses.

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