Cysticercosis - soft tissue

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Lorensini

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Post-operative radiographs.

Patient Data

Age: 90-years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Multiple rice grain-shaped calcifications are observed diffusely throughout the soft-tissues. Prosthesis in left hip.

Case Discussion

Rice grain calcifications are elongated, oval-shaped, soft tissue calcifications parallel to the long axis of the muscle, the size of rice grains, and are seen in cysticercosis.

Cysticercosis refers to tissue infection after exposure to eggs of Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm.

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Case information

rID: 35710
Published: 17th Apr 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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