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Neurocysticercosis

Goldstein SJG - MedPix (2013)

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Affiliation: University of Kentucky

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Neurocysticercosis

History: 23 year old Mexican man with 3 months of severe headache.

Findings: • Hydrocephalus of both lateral ventricles • Cystic mass in the left frontal horn of the lateral ventricle, extending into the foramen of Monro. • The lesion has a central solid bit - a "target sign" • Enhancing component noted within cyst which is calcified on the CT scan, may be a scolex.

Ddx: • Arachnoid cyst • Subpendymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma • Central neurocytoma • Colloid Cyst • Cysticercosis larvae

Dxhow: MRI, CT and social history

Exam: Non-contributory

No MeSH data available.


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Neurocysticercosis

Goldstein SJG - MedPix (2013)

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View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: University of Kentucky

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Neurocysticercosis

History: 23 year old Mexican man with 3 months of severe headache.

Findings: • Hydrocephalus of both lateral ventricles • Cystic mass in the left frontal horn of the lateral ventricle, extending into the foramen of Monro. • The lesion has a central solid bit - a "target sign" • Enhancing component noted within cyst which is calcified on the CT scan, may be a scolex.

Ddx: • Arachnoid cyst • Subpendymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma • Central neurocytoma • Colloid Cyst • Cysticercosis larvae

Dxhow: MRI, CT and social history

Exam: Non-contributory

No MeSH data available.