SHELDON R. COGAN, M.D.; JOHANN S. BORNSTEIN, M.D.
The incidence of tuberculoma of the central nervous system has been decreasing markedly over the last half-century, in keeping with the decrease observed in all types of tuberculosis. Autopsy statistics have shown this decrease to be from 50% at the turn of the century to the present 3 to 5% expressed as the percentage of all brain tumors in large case series.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15
The mechanism by which the tubercle bacillus arrives in the central nervous system has been well worked out.11, 12, 9 The usual portals of entry to the human organism are the pulmonary
COGAN SR, BORNSTEIN JS. TUBERCULOMA OF THE BRAIN WITH TUBERCULOUS ADENITIS AND EPIDIDYMITIS(TUBERCULOMA OF THE BRAIN WITH TUBERCULOUS ADENITIS AND EPIDIDYMITIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:796–804. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-3-796
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(3):796-804.
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