Suprasellar tuberculoma causing endocrinologic disorders and imitating craniopharyngioma

Altunbasak S. , Baytok V., Alhan E., Yuksel B., Aksaray N.

PEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY, cilt.23, ss.328-331, 1995 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1995
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000120980
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.328-331


A patient is reported with a suprasellar tuberculoma which imitated a craniopharyngioma on cumputed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. This lesion developed during irregularly used antituberculous therapy and caused endocrinologic disorders 3 years after the original diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis, Surgery was performed to confirm the diagnosis and also to decompress the optic pathways. Five months later, the lesion disappeared completely after appropriate antituberculous treatment.