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Dural Tuberculoma Mimicking En-plaque Meningioma: Case Report and Literature Review

Nayil, Khursheed MS, MCh; Kumar, Krishna MS, MCh; Nair, Suresh MCh; Rao, Ravimohan MS, MCh; Menon, Girish MCh

doi: 10.1097/WNQ.0b013e3181eb2c29
Original Articles

Intracranial tuberculomas are not uncommon lesions in developing countries. Tuberculomas can mimic many intracranial space occupying lesions, however, dural-based tuberculoma mimicking an en-plaque meningioma is very rare. We, report a 57-year-old male who presented with a seizure, and on imaging was diagnosed as an en-plaque meningioma. The patient underwent craniotomy and excision of the lesion which on histopathology was suggestive of a tuberculoma. The case is presented here for its rarity. Imaging and differential diagnosis are discussed.

Department of Neurosurgery, SCTIMST, Kerala, India

Reprints: Khursheed Nayil, MS, MCh, Assistant professor, Neurosurgery, SKIMS, Srinagar, Kashmir, India 190011 (e-mail:

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