Cysticercosis in masseter muscle

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran


Referred for evaluation of a cheek swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Right masseter muscle

Classic features of cysticercosis involving the right masseter muscle.

Case Discussion

Our patient did not have any evidence of disseminated disease. Extensive literature review revealed only three cases reported, with two in patients with disseminated cysticercosis. Our case is unique in that the scloex was well demonstrated, and that there was no evidence of the disease elsewhere in the body.

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Case information

rID: 5151
Published: 11th Dec 2008
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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