Turkish Neurosurgery 2021 , Vol 31 , Num 4
Tuberculoma in the Fourth Ventricle: An Unusual Location
1Neurosurgery Department, Center for Research and Training in Neurosurgery (CIEN), Samaritana University Hospital, Rosario University School of Medicine, Bogotá, Colombia DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.32344-20.1 To present a young immunocompetent patient with a fourth ventricle tuberculoma without pulmonary tuberculosis.

A previously healthy young male patient presented with a history of headache, nausea, and blurred vision. Neuroimaging revealed a mass present in the fourth ventricle. The lesion was successfully resected. Histological and microbiological findings suggested the presence of a tuberculoma.

Tuberculomas can be found in the posterior fossa in adults. This infectious pathology should not be forsaken when considering the differential diagnosis for infratentorial masses. Keywords : Central nervous system, fourth ventricle, meningitis, tuberculoma, tuberculosis

Corresponding author : David VERGARA-GARCIA, david.vergara@urosario.edu.co