Tuberculous meningitis presenting as an obstructive myelopathy. Case report

B. Vlcek, K. J. Burchiel, T. Gordon

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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