IMAGING DIAGNOSIS—MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FINDINGS OF AN INTRACRANIAL EPIDURAL TUBERCULOMA IN A DOG

Authors

  • Cristian de la Fuente,

    1. Departament de Medicina i Cirugia Animal, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
    2. Hospital Clínic Veterinari, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
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  • Martí Pumarola,

    1. Departament de Medicina i Cirugia Animal, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
    2. Centre de Biotecnologia Animal i de Terapia Gènica (CBATEG), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
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  • Sergio Ródenas,

    1. CHUV, Faculté de Médicine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec
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  • Laia Foradada,

    1. Departament de Medicina i Cirugia Animal, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
    2. Centre de Biotecnologia Animal i de Terapia Gènica (CBATEG), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
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  • Albert Lloret,

    1. Hospital Clínic Veterinari, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
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  • Bernat Pérez de Val,

    1. Centre de Recerca i Sanitat Animal (CReSA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
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  • Sònia Añor

    Corresponding author
    1. Hospital Clínic Veterinari, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
    • Departament de Medicina i Cirugia Animal, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
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Address correspondence and reprint requests to Sònia Añor, at the above address. E-mail: Sonia.anor@uab.es

Abstract

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is highly sensitive for detecting tuberculomas in human patients but the specificity of the MR imaging features is low. Misdiagnosis with intracranial neoplasia is common, especially with dural-based lesions or lesions located in the epidural space. We describe the MR imaging characteristics of an intracranial epidural tuberculoma caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in a dog. The intracranial mass and skull flat bone lysis and erosion are similar to those described in human caseating tuberculomas and can mimic intracranial neoplastic disease.

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