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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1998;27(3): 392-396.
Case of Tuberculosis of the Skull, Presenting as Osteolytic Lesion: Case Report.
Jin Youl Son, Su Hyun Whang, Yong Kyu Park, In Sung Park, Sun Ha Paek, Eun Sang Kim, Jin Myung Jung, Jong Woo Han
1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Chinju, Korea.
2Neuroscience Institutes, Gyeongsang National University, Chinju, Korea.
Tuberculosis of the skull bone tuberculosis is a very rare disease. We report a case occurring in a 52 year-old male was referred to us because of headache and painful swelling in the right frontal area. Plain chest x-ray revealed fibrous, streaky, nodular, patchy opacities in the LUL together with pleural effusion. Plain skull x-ray and CT scan demonstrated osteolytic lesion in the right frontal bone; scanning showed hot uptake by the right frontal area, and this corresponding to skll findings revealed by plain film. After frontal craniotomy the involved bone flap and epidural abscess were removed. Pafthologically, typical granulomatous inflammation was seens; this was composed of caseation necrosis, epithelioid cells and surrounding lymphocytes and plasma cells.
Key Words: Skull bone tuberculosis; Osteolytic lesion
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