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Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 104–106 | Cite as

Tuberculosis of the skull. A case report and review of the literature

  • R. Sharma
  • I. Tyagi
  • R. Kumar
  • R. V. Phadke
Case report

Abstract 

A case of tuberculosis of frontal, ethmoid, and sphenoid bones with intracranial extension is presented. The patient had presented with a history of painless left frontal swelling for the previous 7 months. A diagnosis of tubercular etiology was established with the histopathology of the biopsy specimen. The patient was kept on antitubercular treatment for 18 months. She responded well, with a marked resolution of symptoms and radiologic findings. At the end of treatment, there was no clinical or radiological evidence of disease. At 6-month and 1-year follow-ups, there was no evidence of recurrence or reactivation of the disease.

Key words Tuberculosis Skull Bones 

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© Springer-Verlag Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Sharma
    • 1
  • I. Tyagi
    • 1
  • R. Kumar
    • 1
  • R. V. Phadke
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow-226014, Uttar Pradesh, India Tel.: +9l-522-440005-2526, Fax: +9l-522-250073IN
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow-226014, Uttar Pradesh, IndiaIN

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