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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 327--9

Intraventricular tuberculous abscess : a case report.


Departments of Neurosurgery, Neuropathology, Microbiology and Neuroradiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, 560029, India., India

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G V Vajramani
Departments of Neurosurgery, Neuropathology, Microbiology and Neuroradiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, 560029, India.
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Ventricles can be involved in different ways in neurotuberculosis, however, the occurrence of intraventricular abscess has been rarely reported. We report a young woman who had intraventricular tubercular abscess. Cranial computed tomographic scan showed hypodense ring enhancing lesion in the right lateral ventricle with unilateral hydrocephalus. She underwent parasagittal craniotomy with total excision of the lesion. The pus obtained from the lesion was teeming with acid fast bacilli.






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