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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.

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

Abstract

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.

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Cysticercosis; Taenia solium; masseter; myocysticercosis

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