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J Korean Radiol Soc. 1980 Dec;16(2):321-326. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.3348/jkrs.1980.16.2.321
Hong JK , Kim HK , Lee SW , Ahn CY .
Abstract

Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease which man serves as the intermediate host of Taenia Solium, the Porktapeworm. The computed tomographic findings of 25 cases of intracerebral cysticercosis proven by pathologic and/orclinical findings during past 2 years were analysed. The resuls were as follows; 1. The sex distribution was 19males and 6 females, and 56 percent of the patients were seen in fourth and fifth decades. The most common symptomwas epilepsy(72%). 2. The CT findings in precontrast study were varied; such as ill defined low density (48%),cystic low density(20%), dilated ventricles (20%), ill defined low density with isodense nodule(18%), cystic lowdensity with isodense mural nodule(12%) and calcification (8%). 3. The areas of involvement were 20 cases (80%) ofparnechymal form, 3 cases (12%) of ventricular form and 2 cases (8%) of mixed form. 4. The contrast-enhanced 13cases were 5 nodular, 5 ring or rim-like and 3 mixed type enhancements, while 12 cases were not enhanced. 5. CTscan demonstrated more precise location and extenst of cerebral cysticercosis, espiecially inparenchymal form. Itwas considered to be important in determination of surgical feasibility and its approach.

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