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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 404--406

Isolated ring-enhancing lesion of the brainstem in a patient with cyanotic heart disease: Role of stereotactic intervention


Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore - 632004, India

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V Rajshekhar
Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore - 632004
India
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A 23-year-old man with cyanotic heart disease, presented with a ring-enhancing mass in the brainstem. Stereotactic intervention for this clinically and radiologically diagnosed pyogenic abscess, revealed a tuberculoma. Antituberculous therapy led to complete recovery. Stereotactic intervention is an ideal management strategy in patients with cyanotic heart disease and an isolated ring-enhancing mass in the brainstem.






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