Contemporary neurosurgical approaches to neurocysticercosis.

  title={Contemporary neurosurgical approaches to neurocysticercosis.},
  author={L Rangel-Castilla and Jose A. Serpa and Shankar P. Gopinath and Edward A. Graviss and Pedro J. Diaz-Marchan and A Clinton White},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={80 3},
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) includes a wide spectrum of illnesses. Newer neurosurgical approaches are being applied to NCC. Although clinical trials are leading to a consensus on medical management, fewer data address neurosurgical approaches. We reviewed all neurocysticercosis patients evaluated by neurosurgery at Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas, between August 1997 and December 2005. From 31 patients that had a neurosurgical evaluation, 16 patients were treated with shunts (5 had shunt… CONTINUE READING

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