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Cysticercosis presenting as Neck Swelling: A Rare Case diagnosed on Ultrasound Report

Manoj G Chandak, Shivlal M Rawlani, Rakhi M Chandak

Citation Information : Chandak MG, Rawlani SM, Chandak RM. Cysticercosis presenting as Neck Swelling: A Rare Case diagnosed on Ultrasound Report. J Contemp Dent 2017; 7 (2):122-124.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10031-1198

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Cysticercosis is a condition that occurs when humans are infested by the larvae of Taenia solium, acting as an intermediate host instead of definitive occurrence in neural and extra-neural forms. The latter commonly involves subcutaneous tissue, skeletal muscles, and eyes.

Aims and objectives

Oral cysticercosis is a rare event, and it represents great difficulty for clinical diagnosis. In present report we report a case of cysticercosis in the right submandibular region where it presented as a large, soft cystic swelling and tried to explain the clinical sign & symptom of oral cysticercosis. We emphasize on the importance of ultrasonographic and routine microscopic examinations for the diagnosis of even apparently innocuous lesions in submandibular regions.


This is a very rare case of oral cysticercosis showing neck swelling extended from the lower border of the mandible to the thyroid cartilage. The diagnosis was made by sonography and confirmed by gross and microscopic examination of cysticercosis cellulosae. In ultrasonography, there was well-defined cystic lesion with hyperechoic eccentric tiny nodules.

How to cite this article

Chandak RM, Chandak MG, Rawlani SM. Cysticercosis presenting as Neck Swelling: A Rare Case diagnosed on Ultrasound Report. J Contemp Dent 2017;7(2):122-124.

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