Cysticercosis of Gastrocnemius Muscle

  • Rajesh Bahadur Lakhey Department of Orthopedics, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Sharad Chandra Adhikari Department of Orthopedics, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Dinesh Kafle Department of Orthopedics, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: cysticercosis, gastrocnemius, investigation, excision

Abstract

Cysticercosis is a common parasitic infection in our part of the world involving the central nervous system, adnexal structures of the eye, skeletal muscle, and subcutaneous tissue. The principal mechanism of transmission is through ingestion of Taenia Solium eggs or contamination of fruits and vegetables fertilized with contaminated faecal materials. Solitary intramuscular cysticercosis, without symptoms of central nervous system involvement is rare. We present a case of solitary intramuscular cysticercosis involving gastrocnemius muscle in a 12 years old boy, a rare picture without any neurologic or systemic manifestation.

Key Words:  cysticercosis, gastrocnemius, investigation, excision

Published
2021-01-31
How to Cite
Lakhey, R., Adhikari, S., & Kafle, D. (2021). Cysticercosis of Gastrocnemius Muscle. Journal of KIST Medical College, 3(1), 33-35. Retrieved from https://journal.kistmcth.edu.np/index.php/JKISTMC/article/view/106