Conventional and diffusion-weighted MR imaging of intracranial tuberculomas

Basoglu O., Savas R. , Kitis O.

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.43, no.6, pp.560-562, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1600-0455.2002.430603.x
  • Title of Journal : ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.560-562


Intracranial tuberculoma is a rare form of central nervous system tuberculosis. We here report on conventional and diffusion-weighted cranial MR images of a non-immunocompromised patient with multiple intracranial tuberculomas, tuberculous lymphadenitis and pulmonary tuberculosis. Conventional MR imaging revealed multiple ring-enhancing mass lesions. At follow-up MR, appearances of both edema and number and size of nodules were decreased. Diffusion-weighted MR was normal and normal ADC values were found in this case of tuberculomas.