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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 367-369

A radiological case report on intraocular cysticercosis with associated vitreous detachment and neurocysticercosis

Department of Radio Diagnosis, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, India

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Umesh C Parashari
Department of Radio Diagnosis, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.102062

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Cysticercus cellulosae, the larval form of the tapeworm Taenia solium, is the causative organism of cysticercosis, in which humans are the intermediate hosts in the life cycle. Cysticercus cellulosae may become encysted in various bodily tissues, usually the central nervous system (CNS), eyes, and subcutaneous tissues. An immunologic reaction with fairly intense inflammatory signs and symptoms may be produced, and the surrounding structures may be compressed. We report a radiological study based on ultrasonography and MRI showing intraocular cysticercosis associated with vitreous detachment, which is a very rare entity. Intraocular cyst is usually associated retinal detachment but in the following case, vitreous detachment is seen, which is hence proven with the help of color Doppler study.

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