Cysticercus

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha

Presentation

A 30 year old female presented with a nodule in her thigh, which is mildly tender.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

A well defined cystic lesion is seen within the bulk of muscle, which shows an echogenic scolex within.

Case Discussion

Cysticercus is relatively rare in soft tissue, except in endemic areas. They appear as cystic lesions with mural echogenic/calcific nodule.

USG shows a similar lesion in gastrocnemius muscle.

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Case information

rID: 10479
Case created: 16th Aug 2010
Last edited: 16th Sep 2015
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