Extraparenchymal neurocysticercosis in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

  title={Extraparenchymal neurocysticercosis in Albuquerque, New Mexico.},
  author={Juan J. Figueroa and Larry E. Davis and Alvaro Magalh{\~a}es},
  journal={Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging},
  volume={21 1},
BACKGROUND neurocysticercosis (NCC) prevalence is increasing throughout the United States mainly because of immigration from Latin America. Clinicians may fail to recognize the extraparenchymal disease because they do not consider the diagnosis. METHODS to analyze neuroimaging and clinical characteristics of extraparenchymal NCC, we retrospectively reviewed all such cases presenting to a major general medical school hospital in the State of New Mexico. RESULTS eleven (30%) of our 37 cases… CONTINUE READING