Tuberculoma mimicking falx meningioma: Case report

Kazuhide Adachi, Kazunari Yoshida, Hideyuki Tomita, Maki Niimi, Takeshi Kawase

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A 25-year-old male presented with an intracranial tuberculoma mimicking falx meningioma manifesting as right lower monoparesis. The patient had a past history of pulmonary tuberculosis, cured by antituberculous therapy. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed a lesion mimicking a falx meningioma. Surgery achieved subtotal resection. Histological and biochemical examinations revealed the surgical specimen was tuberculoma. He was treated with antituberculous therapy, and his gait disturbance disappeared. Follow-up MR imaging showed no regrowth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-492
Number of pages4
JournalNeurologia medico-chirurgica
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 1


  • Falx
  • Intracranial tuberculoma
  • Mimicking meningioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Adachi, K., Yoshida, K., Tomita, H., Niimi, M., & Kawase, T. (2004). Tuberculoma mimicking falx meningioma: Case report. Neurologia medico-chirurgica, 44(9), 489-492.