Use of High-Resolution Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Intramuscular Cysticercosis - A Hospital Based Study

  • Ram Krishna Jha Assistant Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, SSPM Medical College, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.
Keywords: Isolated cysticercosis, High resolution ultrasound, FNAC


Background: Cysticercosis is one of the basic ailment found in creating nations. Right now, extraneural tissues are normally included synchronously or metachronously with the cerebrum. Disconnected invasion of delicate tissue and muscle without neural association is more typical than recently suspected. High resolution ultrasonography has evolved now as an investigation of choice with proven sonological patterns of soft tissue cysticercosis which can entirely negate the need for invasive interventions.

Methods: Prospective evaluation of total 12 cases of extraneural cysticercosis was carried out in the department of Radio diagnosis.. HRUSG analysis of 12 cases was done to evaluate and classify the various classic sonomorphological features of isolated cysticercosis involving soft tissue and muscles. FNAC was done only in 5 cases.

Results: Around 8 patients were selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Among 8 cases, 3 were male and 5 were female patients. Three individuals were vegetarian and five were non vegetarian. Mean age was 35 years. All cases were diagnosed on HRUSG. Intramuscular lesion was identified in 6 cases and 2 cases had subcutaneous involvement with anterior abdominal wall in muscular plane as the commonest site in three patients. FNAC was done in 3 cases confirming the cysticercosis and was treated surgically.

Conclusions: With the appearance of high-goals ultrasonography and expanded clinical familiarity with the secluded delicate tissue-intramuscular cysticercosis particularly in endemic zone, a progressively moderate non-obtrusive methodology can be applied both in finding and treatment of these detached instances of cysticercosis.


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Jha RK. Use of High-Resolution Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Intramuscular Cysticercosis - A Hospital Based Study. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2019Dec.24 [cited 2020Sep.18];5(4):RD1-RD3. Available from:
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