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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2011 Mar;49(3):190-193. English. Case Report.
Park SY , Kong MH , Kim JH , Song KY .
Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. davidmhkong@gmail.com
Abstract

Disseminated cysticercosis is a rare form of cysticercosis in which the cysticerci spread out through the whole body. We report the first case of a 39-year-old Mongolian with disseminated cysticercosis. He visited our hospital with generalized tonic-clonic seizure. After extensive investigation from brain computed tomography (CT), spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), whole body MRI and pathologic biopsy, he was diagnosed as having cysticercosis involving the brain, subcutaneous tissue, and skeletal muscles through the whole body. We treated him with the albendazole in which case the followed MRI showed that numbers of cystic lesions were copiously decreased. We report an unsual case of disseminated cysticercosis treated with medical therapy.

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