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Unusual presentation of cysticercosis in a child

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Pradnya Bendre ,

Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for children, IN
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Professor, Department of Paediatric Surgery
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Flavia Dsouza

Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for children, IN
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Mch student. Department of Paediatric Surgery
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Abstract

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

How to Cite: Bendre, P. and Dsouza, F., 2015. Unusual presentation of cysticercosis in a child. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 44(2), pp.117–118. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v44i2.6561
Published on 12 Jun 2015.
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