It’s Even Here! Two Rare Cases of Pyriformis Myocysticercus

  • Mahesh Prakash Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging, Post graduate institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, 160012, India.
  • Pankaj Gupta Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, 160012, India.
  • Ajay Gulati Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging, Post graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, 160012, India.
  • Niranjan Khandelwal Department of Radiodiagnosis & Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, 160012, India.
Keywords: magnetic resonance imaging, myocysticercosis; pyriformis; ultrasound.

Abstract

Cysticercus, the larval form of Taenia Solium, a tapeworm, can infest various tissues in the human body. Though central nervous system involvement is the most dramatic form of infestation, several other uncommon sites of has been reported in the literature. One such involvement is that of the musculature. The most easily recalled manifestation of myocysticercus is that in the orbit where the patients present with painful proptosis. However, other less common muscular sites of involvement are documented in case reports. To the best of our knowledge, there are no documented cases of pyriformis muscle infestation with cysticercus. We came across two interesting cases, where imaging established the diagnosis of isolated pyriformis cysticercosis. Follow up after one month of anti-elminthic treatment imaging revealed disappearance of the lesions. 
Keywords: magnetic resonance imaging,myocysticercosis; pyriformis; ultrasound. | PubMed

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Published
2016-10-31
How to Cite
Prakash, M., Gupta, P., Gulati, A., & Khandelwal, N. (2016). It’s Even Here! Two Rare Cases of Pyriformis Myocysticercus. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 55(203), 29-32. https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.2835
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Case Reports