The surgical removal of a live tapeworm with an interesting pathologic finding most likely representing the migration path: a case report of cerebral sparganosis


Cerebral sparganosis is a rare parasitic disease of the central nervous system that is caused by sparganum. Cerebral sparganosis occurs worldwide, but it is found more frequently in China, Japan, and Southeastern Asia (12). Sparganum, the second-stage larva of Spirometra mansoni, can produce chronic active inflammation through slow migration in the brain (1… (More)


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