Cysticercosis of Gastrocnemius Muscle
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
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