Tuberculous meningitis presenting as an obstructive myelopathy. Case report

B. Vlcek, Kim Burchiel, T. Gordon

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Abstract

Subacute paraplegia progressing over 3 months due to spinal cord compression was the presenting symptom of tuberculous meningitis in this patient with a normal chest x-ray film and no radiological or autopsy evidence of Pott's vertebral tuberculosis. The obstructive myelopathy was the result of prolifirative granulmatous meningitis. A review of the literature indicates that this is a very unusaul presentation of tuberculous meningitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-199
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume60
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Meningeal Tuberculosis
Spinal Cord Diseases
Spinal Cord Compression
Paraplegia
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Meningitis
Autopsy
Tuberculosis
Thorax
X-Rays

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  • Clinical Neurology
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Tuberculous meningitis presenting as an obstructive myelopathy. Case report. / Vlcek, B.; Burchiel, Kim; Gordon, T.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 60, No. 1, 1984, p. 196-199.

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