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Br J Neurosurg. 2012 Dec;26(6):909-11. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2012.690915. Epub 2012 Jun 9.

Symptomatic, paradoxical intracranial tuberculomas along non-functional ventricular catheter necessitating its removal.

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


Symptomatic, paradoxical intracranial tuberculomas is a rare occurrence. A case of tubercular meningitis, developing paradoxical tuberculomas alongside non-functional ventricular catheter is presented. Catheter removal facilitated removal of these paradoxical lesions, with the patient recovering to near-normal state after completing 12 months of anti-tubeculous therapy. Non-functional ventricular catheter may become the site of paradoxical tuberculomas and these lesions, if symptomatic, may require catheter removal.

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