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Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 1995 Aug;97(3):256-8.

Cysticercosis mimicking brain tumor: the role of albendazole as a diagnostic tool.

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Department of Neurology, Luis Vernaza Hospital, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Abstract

We report a patient with seizures and a single ringlike enhancing lesion on MRI that resembled a low-grade glioma. The patient received a diagnostic trial with albendazole on the assumption that this lesion could be a cysticercus. Follow-up showed resolution of the brain lesion in 4 weeks. Albendazole administration to patients with single ringlike enhancing lesions may obviate unnecessary surgical procedures in selected cases.

PMID:
7586860
DOI:
10.1016/0303-8467(95)00044-k
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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