Lingual Cysticercosis: A Case Series with Review of Literature
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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.
KeywordsCysticercosis Tongue Oral cavity Magnetic resonance imaging
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All the authors, Dr Gyanesh Sethi, Dr Daljeet Kaur, Dr Nikhil Arora and Dr Deepika Sethi declare that they have no conflict of interest.
This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.
Written informed consent was taken from the individual participants in this study.
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