Predictive value of computed tomography-based diagnosis of intracranial tuberculomas.

  title={Predictive value of computed tomography-based diagnosis of intracranial tuberculomas.},
  author={S. Selvapandian and Vedantam Rajshekhar and Mathew Jacob Chandy and John Idikula},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={845-50; discussion 850}
The need to obtain histological diagnoses of intracranial tuberculomas, before initiating therapy, is not universally accepted, because some clinicians believe that an image-based diagnosis is fairly accurate in patients from endemic regions. To evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value of computed tomography (CT)-based diagnosis of an intracranial tuberculoma, we prospectively compared the preoperative imaging diagnoses with histological diagnoses in 105 consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING

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