Tropical Parasitology

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

Racemose cysticercosis presenting as cystic neck swelling


Shraddha Jain1, Sunil Kumar2, Deepti Joshi3, Amit Kaushal4 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Jain S, Kumar S, Joshi D, Kaushal A. Racemose cysticercosis presenting as cystic neck swelling.Trop Parasitol 2012;2:55-57


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Jain S, Kumar S, Joshi D, Kaushal A. Racemose cysticercosis presenting as cystic neck swelling. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 May 25 ];2:55-57
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