Cysticercosis - arm

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis certain


Non-traumatic right anterior mid-arm swelling with pain over 2-3 weeks.

Patient Data

Age: ~20 years
Gender: Female

There is a well-defined, thin-walled, anechoic cyst measuring 10 mm in length in the subcutaneous tissues at the site of swelling, with a central 3 mm focus of calcification.

Pericystic soft tissue is edematous and shows hypervascularity.

Case Discussion

Characteristic findings of cysticercosis in the arm.

A follow-up ultrasound was done after oral drug treatment for cysticercosis. The patient was asymptomatic. The cyst disappeared but some granulation tissue remained. Follow-up images were lost and therefore could not be uploaded.

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