Incidental Follow-up Imaging of Previous Ventricular Tuberculosis and Pneumoencephalography in a 57-year-old man

Sandra Neumann, Matthew David Kobetić

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Abstract

We present a rare case of follow-up by neuroimaging in a 57-year-old man with a previous pneumoencephalography to evaluate ventricular tuberculosis (TB). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the whole head was performed at 3T using T1-weighted magnetization-prepared rapid gradient echo (T1-MPRAGE). A full quantitative sensory testing battery on the forearm was also performed, alongside a brief clinical examination. All test results were normal with the exception of the T1-MPRAGE which showed enlarged ventricles and a cyst-like focal changes, mistaken for a sign of old ischaemic infarct. The change, however, is consistent with the insertion of a cannula for the pneumoencephalogram. This is the first follow-up report with neuroimaging presented nearly 40 years after the diagnosis of ventricular TB.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere6340
Number of pages5
JournalCureus
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • ventricular tuberculosis
  • tuberculosis
  • mri
  • central tuberculosis
  • pneumoencephalography
  • magnetic resonance imaging

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