Diagnostic Disparity in Solitary Cysticercosis of the Forearm in a Child
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.
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