Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2016; 05(02): 117-119
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1581973
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Racemose Neurocysticercosis Masquerading High-Grade Glial Neoplasm: A Rarest Presentation of Common Disease

Rakesh Kumar
1  Department of Neurosurgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Deepak Kumar Singh
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Neha Singh
3  Department of Radiodiagnosis, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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05 January 2016

14 January 2016

Publication Date:
14 July 2016 (online)



We are presenting a case of racemose neurocysticercosis presented with symptoms of increased intracranial pressure and radiologically mimicking high-grade glioma, which was managed surgically with good recovery. Neurocysticercosis is the commonest parasitic disease of the human nervous system having pleomorphic clinical manifestations, which depend on the location, number, and stage of the cysts at presentation. Atypical presentation of cerebral cysticercosis may mimic glioma and may be difficult to differentiate from neoplastic condition. Differ from the usual medical management, they may require urgent surgical intervention.