CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2018; 07(02): 147-149
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1596040
Case Report
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Large Cysticercus in the Cerebellopontine Angle: Case Report

Sushil Kumar
1   Department of Neurosurgery, St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India
Amit Garg
2   Department of Radiology, St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India
Amit Handa
1   Department of Neurosurgery, St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India
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Publication History

Received: 10 March 2016

accepted after revision: 17 September 2016

Publication Date:
18 April 2017 (online)


Neurocysticercosis is an infection of the central nervous system caused by larvae of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. We report a case of large cyst in the cerebellopontine angle that increased in size under observation and surgery revealed it to be cysticercus. It was removed in toto and patient improved on follow-up.

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