Neurocysticercosis

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant

Presentation

Progressive, unexplained, neurological symptoms. This patients has lived in Africa for over 10 years.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Multiple low density well circumscribed lesions in both hemispheres, some of which demonstrate a distinct dot within the cyst. On the left one of the lesions is surrounded by oedema. 

Modality: MRI

Multiple well circumscribed cysts some of which have central enhancing dots and early peripheral enhancement. On the left on cyst has more marked enhancement and is surrounded by oedema. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates typical features of neurocysticercosis with two stages evident: vesicular (cysts with little enhancement and no oedema) and colloidal vesicular (enhancement and surrounding oedema). 

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Case Information

rID: 18925
Case created: 27th Jul 2012
Last edited: 27th Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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