Imaging in tuberculosis of the skull and skull-base: case report

Sencer S., Sencer A., Aydin K., Hepgul K., Poyanli A., Minareci O.

NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.45, no.3, pp.160-163, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00234-002-0921-9
  • Journal Name: NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-163
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


We report a 19-year-old girl, who presented with headache and tonic/clonic seizures. Imaging revealed a lytic parietal skull lesion with an adjacent epidural mass, masses in the right parietal lobe and a posterior skull-base mass. The diagnosis of tuberculosis was made after resection of the extradural mass and later verified with culture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The parenchymal and skull-base lesions resolved following antituberculous treatment. We present CT, scintigraphic, angiographic and MRI findings.