Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Patient presents with new onset seizeure.

Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male

Two selected images from a non-contrast study demonstrate two foci of calcifications. The larger occipitotemporal focus is surrounded by low density in keeping with edema. 


MRI demonstrates findings consistent with active inflammatory change around the left parietal lobe lesion with edema and minor contrast enhancement.  

Case Discussion

Findings are almost certainly those of neurocysticercosis. The patient was followed up, the edema abated and calcification persisted. 

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Case information

rID: 4767
Published: 14th Oct 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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