Send to

Choose Destination
Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Jul-Dec;9(2):229-231. doi: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_18_18.

Solitary myocysticercosis of masseter muscle: A rare presentation.

Author information

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Cysticercosis in human is caused by larva of cyclophyllid cestode named Taenia solium. Worm infestation is quite common in developing countries due to poor sanitation, habit of open defection. This condition primarily involves central nervous system. We present a rare case of myocysticercosis involving the masseter muscle.


Cysticercosis; Taenia solium; masseter; myocysticercosis

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Medknow Publications and Media Pvt Ltd Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center