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Isolated cysticercosis cellulosae of sternocleidomastoid muscle: a case report with review of literature.
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PMID:  22754863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Human cysticercosis is an infection by the larval stage of the tapeworm. We encountered a rare case of isolated cysticercosis of sternocleidomastoid muscle in a 25 year old female. She presented with 2.5 × 1.5 cm firm, dull aching swelling with ill defined margins in right upper part of neck. It appeared to arise in sternocleidomastoid muscle. The diagnosis was established by FNAC, USG and CT scan. Patient was admitted and started on medical treatment. There was complete resolution of symptoms and patient improved to normal after 1 month of therapy with albendazole. The case is reported because it is a rare one and to reinforce the fact that parasitic etiology should be kept in mind while dealing with a case of neck swelling.
Authors:
Ravinder Sharma; Prachi Gautam; Sanjay Kumar; Poonam Elhence; Rani Bansal; Gaurav Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-02-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0973-7707     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-03     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422551     Medline TA:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-30     Citation Subset:  -    
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