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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1979;8(2): 479-488.
A Case of Large Cystic Cerebral Cysticercosis.
Chang Soo Rim, Hoon Kap Lee, Ki Chan Lee, Jeong Wha Chu, Joon Sang Lee, Han Jong Rim
1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Author report a case of neurocysticercosis that involved the right cerebral hemisphere subcortically. The subject was 38-year-old Korean male. The headache, epileptiform seizures and left sided motor weakness were the symptoms. Simple skull X-rays showed no significant pathological findings. Right carotid angiogram disclosed the signs of a large mass in the centrosylvian region. CT scan also demonstrated large, multiple and round cystic lesions within the substance of the brain itself in the right frontoparietal region. At operation cyst wall and cysticercus in the fluid content of a mass were obtained. Postoperatively with the aids of occurrence of cysticercrus in the skin and positive serologic test, the diagnosis again confirmed.
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