Journal of Neurological Sciences (Turkish) 2017 , Vol 34 , Num 2
Neurocysticercosis as a Single Lesion Mimicking Glial Tumor
Ismail Ertan SEVİN 1,Ceren KIZMAZOĞLU 1,Gönül GÜVENÇ 1,Murat ERMETE 2,Nurullah YÜCEER 1
1Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital , Neurosurgery, Izmir, Turkey
2Katip Çelebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital , Pathology, Izmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.24165/jns.8810.15 Neurocysticercosis is a well known central nervous system parasitosis around the world. The tapeworm Taenia solium is responsible for this infection. However, a single brain lesion is rarely reported. The differential diagnosis of neurocysticercosis is very important because of its misdiagnosis with many different brain lesions. We have reported a patient whose neurocysticercosis is appeared as a single lesion mimicking glial tumor. A 44- year- old female patient admitted to our hospital with seizure and headache A 7-8 mm single cystic lesion which has an enhanced periferic gadolinium and surrounded by perifocal edema in the right parietal lobe was determined at magnetic resonance imaging. The lesion resection was done through a right parietal craniotomy. The diagnosis of cysticercosis was confirmed by histological examinations. Neurocysticercosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the solitary brain lesions. Keywords : Neurocysticercosis, glial tumor, single lesion, taenia solium