Cysticercosis results from the ingestion of eggs of the pork tapeworm, taenia solium. The human is the final definitive host in which the tapeworm develops to maturity producing eggs which are passed out in the faeces. We report a case of a 4 year old boy who presented with a swelling in midline of neck. This child was operated upon with a clinical diagnosis of thyroglossal cyst, but the histopathological report was cysticercosis.
Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2015; 44(2): 117-118