Diagnostic Disparity in Solitary Cysticercosis of the Forearm in a Child

  • R Naidu
  • A Sankar
  • M S Shaila
  • I Shivananda
  • R Desai

Abstract

Solitary cysticercosis of muscle is a rare disease causing diagnostic dilemma. Cysticercosis commonly affects the central nervous system and other tissues by dissemination imposing a serious health problem. We report this rare presentation of solitary cysticercosis of flexor digitorum superficialis in a five year old otherwise healthy child. The fine needle aspiration cytology and histopathological diagnosis were inconclusive but ultrasonography of the muscle clinched the diagnosis.

Keywords: Fine needle aspiration cytology; neurocysticercosis;solitary cysticercosis; Taenia solium.

Published
2015-12-31
How to Cite
NAIDU, R et al. Diagnostic Disparity in Solitary Cysticercosis of the Forearm in a Child. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], dec. 2015. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/642>. Date accessed: 16 oct. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v0i0.642.