International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Pathology | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023

An Unusual Eyelid Mass of Cysticercosis

Dr. Shubhda Karulkar | Dr. Gargi Patel [2] | Dr. Hiral Shah [2] | Dr. Aashka Shah | Dr. Tulsi Jariwala | Dr. Arpita Patel [2]

Abstract: Cysticercosis is infection by the larval stage of the tapeworm Taenia solium. (1) Cysticerci can develop in any organ within man, but are more commonly found in the skin, subcutaneous tissue, brain, or the eye. (1) Subcutaneous cysticercosis is relatively less frequent. (2) Ocular or adnexal involvement is commonly seen with the commonest ophthalmic site is subretinal space and the vitreous cavity. Very few cases of an eyelid cysticercosis have been reported in medical literature. Of the reported cases, frequency of the lower eyelid being involved is very less. (3, 4, 5) We report a rare and unusual case of isolated eyelid cysticercosis in a 6.8 year old girl as an asymptomatic slowly growing subcutaneous mass in the left upper eyelid which was presumed to be a benign skin mass, such as an epidermoid cyst. This case highlights the ubiquitous nature of cysticercosis in tropical countries and the need for a high degree of suspicion while surgically treating subcutaneous masses. We would additionally emphasize the need to rule out neurocysticercosis in such cases.

Keywords: Cysticercosis, epidermoid cyst, eye, eyelid mass, neurocysticercosis

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,

Pages: 321 - 323

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