Imaging diagnosis-magnetic resonance imaging findings of an intracranial epidural tuberculoma in a dog

Fuente Cde L, Pumarola M, Rodenas S, et al. 

Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2012;53:655-659.

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.