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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123-125

Spinal intramedullary tuberculoma: A rare cause of paraparesis


1 Department of Neurology, KLE University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLES' Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, KLE University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLES' Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Bhautik V Tilva
Department of Neurology, KLE University's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.157052

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Spinal intramedullary tuberculoma is a rare cause of paraparesis. Clinical presentation is often nondistinctive in the absence of systemic tuberculosis. Magnetic resonance imaging reveals intramedullary granuloma with relatively distinct pattern with peripheral gadolinium enhancement resembling "target sign." Histolopathological evaluation is essential to differentiate it from other intramedullary lesions to offer curative treatment augmented by surgical excision. Early surgical intervention combined with anti-tubercular drugs yields good prognosis.


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