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A large silent cysticercus occupying most of the medulla oblongata

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dc.contributor.author Meneses, J. P.
dc.contributor.author Salas, C.
dc.contributor.author Saavedra, H.
dc.contributor.author Esteban, D.
dc.contributor.author Garcia, H. H.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:51:22Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:51:22Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5229
dc.description.abstract Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the infectionof the central nervous system by cysts(larvae) of Taenia solium, a relevant pub-lic health issue in low-income countriesand nowadays found in most of theworld. NCC cysts most commonly locatein the gray-white matter border of thecerebral hemispheres, although they canbe found in ventricles, subarachnoidspaces, cerebellum or spine. The locationof the cysts defines the clinical presenta-tion, i.e. seizures in the case of parenchy-mal brain cysticercosis, intracranialhypertension in subarachnoid or ventricu-lar cysticercosis. A cyst in an unusuallocation, such as the brainstem, may pres-ent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. We report a patient with a cysticerco-sis cyst in the medulla oblongata, withgross displacement of its anatomicalstructures but minimal clinical expression. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1468-1331
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject cysticercosis en_US
dc.subject neurocysticercosis en_US
dc.subject parasitic infections en_US
dc.subject seizures en_US
dc.subject Taenia solium en_US
dc.title A large silent cysticercus occupying most of the medulla oblongata en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/ene.12765
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE


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