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Trop Parasitol. 2011 Jul;1(2):111-2. doi: 10.4103/2229-5070.86950.

Intraventricular and subarachnoid racemose cysticercosis.

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Department of Radiodiagnosis, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.

Abstract

Cysticercosis is endemic in India. Neurocysticercosis most commonly affects the brain parenchyma, which presents as focal lesions with the surrounding edema which later calcify. Rarely, it may affect the ventricular system and subarachnoid spaces and this form is known as racemose cysticercosis. We present magnetic resonance findings in a case of racemose cysticercosis.

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Cysticercus; magnetic resonance; racemose

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