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A case of disseminated neurocysticercosis.

Saranya D, Jawahar M, Bhanu K - Ann Indian Acad Neurol (2011)

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Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Chennai - 600 003, India.

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Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system... The central nervous system examination and fundus examination were normal... The patient did not give consent for biopsy of the subcutaneous nodules... A computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain showed multiple calcified lesions located bilaterally in the supratentorium and in the infratentorium... The plain radiograph of the calf showed multiple cigar-shaped calcified lesions arranged parallel to the muscle fibres in the intramuscular plane and in the subcutaneous plane... In the next nodular granular stage, the lesions are homogenously enhancing and they ultimately calcify... The calcified stage, representing a dead parasite, appears as a hyperdense lesion on noncontrast CT scans... The CT picture of our patient depicts the calcified stage of the cysticercal larvae... These lesions are usually not visualized with MRI... Although these calcified nodules are usually without perilesional edema, recent studies have shown that perilesional edema is common and associated with seizures in patients with calcified neurocysticercosis... Plain radiographs of the soft tissue involved typically show multiple cigar-shaped calcified lesions arranged parallel to the muscle fibres in the intramuscular plane and in the subcutaneous plane.

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(a) Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showing a hypodense lesion surrounded by perilesional edema in the right parietal lobe and edema in the left parietal lobe, (b) The computerised tomography scan of the brain showing a calcified lesion in the soft tissue of the scalp and (c) multiple calcified lesions located bilaterally in the brain parenchyma
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Figure 0001: (a) Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showing a hypodense lesion surrounded by perilesional edema in the right parietal lobe and edema in the left parietal lobe, (b) The computerised tomography scan of the brain showing a calcified lesion in the soft tissue of the scalp and (c) multiple calcified lesions located bilaterally in the brain parenchyma

Mentions: A computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain showed multiple calcified lesions located bilaterally in the supratentorium and in the infratentorium. A calcified lesion was also seen in the soft tissue of the scalp. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain showed hypodense lesions surrounded by peri-lesional edema in the frontal and parietal lobes[Figure 1]. The plain radiograph of the calf showed multiple cigar-shaped calcified lesions arranged parallel to the muscle fibres in the intramuscular plane and in the subcutaneous plane. The chest radiograph also revealed multiple cigar-shaped calcifications in the subcutaneous plane [Figure 2]. These characteristic imaging findings in a patient from an endemic area and a compatible clinical picture points to the diagnosis of systemic disseminated cysticercosis.[2]


A case of disseminated neurocysticercosis.

Saranya D, Jawahar M, Bhanu K - Ann Indian Acad Neurol (2011)

(a) Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showing a hypodense lesion surrounded by perilesional edema in the right parietal lobe and edema in the left parietal lobe, (b) The computerised tomography scan of the brain showing a calcified lesion in the soft tissue of the scalp and (c) multiple calcified lesions located bilaterally in the brain parenchyma
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Figure 0001: (a) Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showing a hypodense lesion surrounded by perilesional edema in the right parietal lobe and edema in the left parietal lobe, (b) The computerised tomography scan of the brain showing a calcified lesion in the soft tissue of the scalp and (c) multiple calcified lesions located bilaterally in the brain parenchyma
Mentions: A computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain showed multiple calcified lesions located bilaterally in the supratentorium and in the infratentorium. A calcified lesion was also seen in the soft tissue of the scalp. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain showed hypodense lesions surrounded by peri-lesional edema in the frontal and parietal lobes[Figure 1]. The plain radiograph of the calf showed multiple cigar-shaped calcified lesions arranged parallel to the muscle fibres in the intramuscular plane and in the subcutaneous plane. The chest radiograph also revealed multiple cigar-shaped calcifications in the subcutaneous plane [Figure 2]. These characteristic imaging findings in a patient from an endemic area and a compatible clinical picture points to the diagnosis of systemic disseminated cysticercosis.[2]

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Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurology, Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Chennai - 600 003, India.

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Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system... The central nervous system examination and fundus examination were normal... The patient did not give consent for biopsy of the subcutaneous nodules... A computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain showed multiple calcified lesions located bilaterally in the supratentorium and in the infratentorium... The plain radiograph of the calf showed multiple cigar-shaped calcified lesions arranged parallel to the muscle fibres in the intramuscular plane and in the subcutaneous plane... In the next nodular granular stage, the lesions are homogenously enhancing and they ultimately calcify... The calcified stage, representing a dead parasite, appears as a hyperdense lesion on noncontrast CT scans... The CT picture of our patient depicts the calcified stage of the cysticercal larvae... These lesions are usually not visualized with MRI... Although these calcified nodules are usually without perilesional edema, recent studies have shown that perilesional edema is common and associated with seizures in patients with calcified neurocysticercosis... Plain radiographs of the soft tissue involved typically show multiple cigar-shaped calcified lesions arranged parallel to the muscle fibres in the intramuscular plane and in the subcutaneous plane.

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