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Cysticercosis - chest wall

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Left sided lower lateral chest wall pain - swelling -- Non-traumatic origin. - 2 days.

Patient Data

Age: 9 yrs
Gender: Female

At site of pain - swelling pointed by patient, there is an oblong anechoic lesion containing tiny calcification focus. Surrounding the lesion there is soft tissue hypoechogenesity, thickening, hypervascularity. Lesion involves left lateral chest wall, superficial to ribs. 

No pleural effusion is noted on same side.


Swelling is noted on lower most lateral aspect of left sided chest wall.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest chest wall cysticercosis.

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Case information

rID: 30959
Published: 11th Sep 2014
Last edited: 19th Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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