18F-FDG PET/CT of Tuberculosis Meningitis and Carotid Pseudoaneurysm

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Abstract

A 26-year-old woman presented with a headache, left-sided weakness of the body, and pulsatile swelling above the sternal notch. She was treated for abdominal tuberculosis in the past, two years later she developed miliary tuberculosis and was put on modified regimen of antitubercular drugs in view of drug induced hepatitis. Ultrasound neck revealed saccular aneurysm measuring 4 x 3 cm, located in between common carotid arteries with an eccentric thrombus. MRI brain revealed multiple tuberculoma with thick basal meningeal enhancement. Cerebrospinal fluid was positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 18F-FDG PET/CT was done to delineate the extent of the disease.

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