International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Pathology | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 4.8 / 10

Cysticercosis in a Palpable Nodule - Not a Rare Entity but Entailing a Chance Diagnosis

Dr. Ph Priyanca Singha | Dr. Barnali Maiti | Dr. Shubham Bhattacharya

Abstract: This study presents a comprehensive examination of a case involving a 24 - year old female with a nodular swelling in the right thigh, diagnosed as myocysticercosis through various diagnostic modalities. Cysticercosis, a parasitic infection caused by the larval form of the tapeworm Taenia solium, is highlighted as a global health concern with a significant incidence in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and South Africa. The paper outlines the diagnostic journey of the patient, utilizing ultrasonography (USG), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC), the latter of which confirmed the presence of cysticercosis through the identification of hooklets and other parasitic fragments. The discussion delves into the lifecycle of Taenia solium, modes of transmission, and the clinical significance of cysticercosis, emphasizing the role of FNAC in offering a rapid, cost - effective diagnosis. This case underscores the critical need for heightened awareness and diagnostic acumen in recognizing and managing cyscticercosis, particularly in endemic regions.

Keywords: Cysticercosis, Myocysticercosis, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC), Taenia solium, Diagnostic Modalities

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,

Pages: 1685 - 1687

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