Surgery for brain tuberculosis: a review

  title={Surgery for brain tuberculosis: a review},
  author={Vedantam Rajshekhar},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
The two main manifestations of brain tuberculosis that require surgery are hydrocephalus associated with tuberculous meningitis (TBMH) and brain tuberculomas. TBMH most often responds to medical therapy but surgery is required promptly for those who fail medical therapy. Both ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) are valid options although the latter is more often successful in patients with chronic hydrocephalus than in those with acute meningitis. Patients… CONTINUE READING