Cysticercosis - soft tissue

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Lorensini


Post-operative radiographs.

Patient Data

Age: 88
Gender: Male

Prosthesis in left hip.

Multiple rice grain-shaped calcifications are observed diffusely throughout the soft-tissues. 

Case Discussion

Rice grain calcifications are elongated, oval-shaped, soft tissue calcifications parallel to the long axis of the muscle, the size of rice grains, and are seen in cysticercosis.

Cysticercosis refers to tissue infection after exposure to eggs of Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm.

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Case information

rID: 35710
Case created: 17th Apr 2015
Last edited: 24th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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