Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2013 , Vol 4, Issue 4
Cerebellar Tuberculoma Mimicking Metastasis
Necati Tatarlı1, Dilek Yavuzer2, Özgür Şenol1, Can Yaldız3, Davut Ceylan3, Tufan Hiçdönmez1
1Dr.Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Dr.Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Sakarya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, Sakarya, Türkiye
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease which is common is common in developing countries. Approximately 5 to 10% of cases of tuberculosis are involved in the brain and nervous system. Central Nervous System (CNS) involvement may occur as meningitis, abscess, solitary tuberculoma, infarction, or miliary parenchymal disease. Tuberculoma is very rare. 50 years old male patient suffered from dizziness and, gait impairment. This patient was operated. Pathologic examination revealed necrotizing granulomatous inflammation. Tuberculoma should be taken into consideration as a possible diagnosis in such cases. Keywords : tuberculoma, tuberculosis, cerebellar mass, cerebellar tuberculoma