CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2020; 17(02): 149-152
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713575
Case Report

Diffuse Parenchymal Neurocysticercosis: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Hanuman Prasad Prajapati
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences (UPUMS), Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Neurocysticercosis is the commonest parasitic disease of the central nervous system and the leading cause of seizure in the developing world. Human cysticercosis is caused by the dissemination of the embryo of Taenia solium in the intestine via the hepatoportal system to the tissues and organs of the body. The organs most commonly affected are the subcutaneous tissues, skeletal muscles, lung, brain, eye, liver, and occasionally the heart, thyroid, and pancreas. Widespread dissemination of the cysticerci can result in the involvement of almost any organ in the body. We report a case of 60 years old male presented with head injury due to fall, which was diagnosed as diffuse parenchymal neurocysticercosis on computed tomography scan of brain. We discuss the radiological feature, diagnostic criteria, management plan, and literature review of such reported cases.

Publication History

Publication Date:
02 September 2020 (online)

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