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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1988;17(1): 137-142.
Tuerculous Brain Abscess on Sellar Region: A Case Report.
Soo Young Park, Soon Phil Park, Sang Jin Kim, Jong Oung Doh, Yang Ja Joo
Department of Neurosurgery, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
The authors described a case of tuberculous brain abscess, located on the sellar area with as episode of tuberculous meningitis on the past history. Tuberculous brain abscess, encapsulated collection of pus, is quite rare. Especially, occurrence around the sellar area is extremely rare. On brain CT scan, tuberculous brain abscess on sellar region was differented from pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, germinoma, pyogenic brain abscess, etc. The history of previous tuberculous meningitis was meaningful for the diagnosis of our case. So, we have reported this case with review of the articles.
Key Words: Tuberculous brain abscess; Sellar region; Tuberculous meningitis
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