Solitary Head and Neck Cysticercosis: A Series of Rare Cases

Chakraborty, Priyanko and Kumari, Rakhi and Jain, Rajiv Kumar and Prasad, Vikash and Pradhan, Sidharth and Joshi, Purnima (2017) Solitary Head and Neck Cysticercosis: A Series of Rare Cases. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 29 (6). pp. 347-351.

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Introduction: Cysticercosis is a disease which is caused by the infestation of the larvae Taenia solium, with humans acting as an intermediate host instead of a definitive host. Head and neck involvement including maxillofacial and oral involvement of cysticercosis is quite rare. Â Case Report: We report a series of rare cases of cysticercosis of the head and neck region encountered in a tertiary hospital in Northern India with a brief review of literature and its diagnosis and management. The patients had undergone ultrasonography, FNAC and CT scan. All the cases were treated by Oral Albendazole tablets. The period of study was from August 2014 to August 2015. FNAC proved to be a highly effective way of diagnosis corroborated by imaging evidence. Treatment with albendazole was curative in all the cases. Â Conclusions: Cytopathology has emerged as an excellent diagnostic modality for cysticercosis. Medical treatment with antihelminthics produces excellent results, as illustrated in our case, and can eliminate the need of surgery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2017 17:36
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2017 17:36

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