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J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2013 Jan;4(1):67-9. doi: 10.4103/0976-3147.105620.

Is neurocysticercosis a risk factor for glioblastoma multiforme or a mere coincidence: A case report with review of literature.

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Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


Simultaneous occurrence of Neurocysticercosis (NC) along with Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) is a very rare presentation. We herein describe a case report of treated case of NC 2 years back who presented with secondary GBM. The brief report highlights that there may be some associated factors which may lead to development of secondary GBM in preexisting helminthic infection.


Glioblastoma multiforme; neurocysticercosis; taenia solium

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