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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

Racemose cysticercosis presenting as cystic neck swelling


1 Department of Otolaryngology and HNS, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawngi, Wardha, India
2 Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawngi, Wardha, India
3 Department of Pathology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha, India
4 Department of Otolaryngology and HNS, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha, India

Correspondence Address:
Shraddha Jain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and HNS, JNMC, Sawangi (meghe), Wardha- 442 005, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.97241

PMID: 23507988

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Cysticercosis is a parasitic infection caused by the larvae of the tapeworm Taenia solium which occurs in neural and extraneural forms. Latter commonly involves subcutaneous tissue, skeletal muscles, and eyes. Head and neck sites commonly involved are buccal mucosa, tongue, and lips. It presents as single or multiple submucosal/cutaneous firm nodules. We report a case of cysticercosis of the supraclavicular region of the neck where it presented as a large soft cystic swelling. The diagnosis was made by sonography and confirmed by gross and microscopic examination to be racemose cysticercosis. This is a very rare cause of a neck swelling not reported previously in the literature.


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