Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66--69

Sonographic appearance of cysticercosis of the masseter muscle: A case report


Hemant Sawhney1, Sanjeev Laller2, Anju Anu Jose1, Mamta Malik2 
1 Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, PDM Dental College and Research Institute, Sarai Aurangabad, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hemant Sawhney
Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida - 201 310, Uttar Pradesh
India

Cysticercosis is an infection with the larval (cysticercus) stage of Taenia solium. The larvae form cysts commonly in brain, meninges, and eyes, which together constitute 86% of cases with remainder located in the muscles, heart, lungs, and peritoneum. Cases in the maxillofacial region, including tongue and cheek muscles are rare. We report a rare case of cysticercosis involving right masseter muscle presenting as a facial swelling, diagnosed on the basis of fine-needle aspiration cytology and high-resolution ultrasonography and managed conservatively.


How to cite this article:
Sawhney H, Laller S, Jose AA, Malik M. Sonographic appearance of cysticercosis of the masseter muscle: A case report.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2019;31:66-69


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Sawhney H, Laller S, Jose AA, Malik M. Sonographic appearance of cysticercosis of the masseter muscle: A case report. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 May 27 ];31:66-69
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