Cysticercosis Neck: A Rare Presentation


Cysticercosis is a parasitic infection caused by the larvae of the tapeworm Taenia solium. Neurocysticercosis is the most common form of presentation. Extraneural lesions are solitary, rare and small in size which usually involves subcutaneous tissue, skeletal muscles and eyes. Human cysticercosis can occur after ingestion of pork tapeworm eggs, through feco-oral route by ingesting fecally contaminated food or by autoinfection. Solitary extraneural cysticercosis lesions may mimic other soft tissue lesions; this is the reason it is important to consider cysticercosis as a differential diagnosis during evaluating of patients with soft tissue lesions. We report a case of cysticercosis presenting as a large soft cystic swelling in the supraclavicular region of the neck. The diagnosis was suspected after ultrasonography and confirmed by microscopic examination.

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@inproceedings{Kumar2013CysticercosisNA, title={Cysticercosis Neck: A Rare Presentation}, author={Sunil Kumar and S Agarwal and M Kalpana Kumari}, year={2013} }