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Lingual Cysticercosis: A Case Series with Review of Literature

  • Gyanesh SethiEmail author
  • Daljeet Kaur
  • Nikhil Arora
  • Deepika Sethi
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Abstract

Cysticercosis is a condition in which humans are infected by the larval form of Pork Tapeworm Taenia solium. Isolated lingual cysticercosis is a rare entity due to the high muscular activity and metabolic rate of tongue which prevents the development of larva. We present a series of three patients with isolated lingual cysticercosis. One patient was treated by medical management while the other two were treated with surgical excision followed by medical therapy. All patients are asymptomatic after repeated follow ups.

Keywords

Cysticercosis Tongue Oral cavity Magnetic resonance imaging 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

All the authors, Dr Gyanesh Sethi, Dr Daljeet Kaur, Dr Nikhil Arora and Dr Deepika Sethi declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed Consent

Written informed consent was taken from the individual participants in this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ENT and Head and Neck SurgeryDr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital and Medical CollegeRohiniIndia

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