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Epilepsy CT Criteria Differentiating a Solitary Cysticercus Granuloma from Tuberculoma

Purpose:

To distinguish a small cysticercus granuloma from a solitary tuberculoma in the CT head images from a patient with epilepsy.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

G40, G41

Description:

The differentiation between a small cysticercus granuloma and a tuberculoma in the computed tomographic (CT) study of the head from a patient with epilepsy is a common problem in many parts of the developing world. Rajshekar et al identified certain features that can help separate these 2 conditions. The authors are from the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India.

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