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Giant intraparenchymal neurocysticercosis: Report of surgical aspects two cases

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Author(s): Umredkar Alok | Singla Navneet | Mohindra Sandeep | Bal Aman | Gupta Sunil

Journal: Neurology India
ISSN 0028-3886

Volume: 57;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 800;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Cysticercosis | neurocysticercosis | taenia solium

ABSTRACT
Giant parenchymal cysticercosis is a relatively rare condition and surgical treatment may be required when it is associated with elevated intracranial pressure. We report two patients with giant parenchymal cysticercosis who were treated surgically for the elevated intracranial pressure. In both the patients the preoperative diagnosis was of a cystic glioma. Total excision of the lesions was achieved in both the patients. In countries endemic to neurocysticercosis gaint parenchymal cysticercosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic enhancing mass lesion. Surgical excision may be indicated when it is associated with elevated intracranial pressure.

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