A rare case of racemose neurocysticercosis of the posterior fossa

Lakshmikanth Halegubbi Karegowda, Poonam Mohan Shenoy, Koteshwara Prakashini, Gauri Karur

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A 43-year-old man presented with a 3 month history of headache, vertigo and swaying while walking. MRI of the brain showed cystic lesions involving the cerebellopontine angle cisterns, the right perimedullary cistern, the fourth ventricle and bilateral foramen of Luschka with resultant obstruction to cerebrospinal fluid outflow and hydrocephalus. The patient underwent right retromastoid craniotomy with endoscopic third ventriculostomy for cyst excision. The postoperative period was uneventful and he was able to carry out routine activities within a month. This case report stresses on the clinical importance, unique characteristics and imaging features of racemose neurocysticercosis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
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Publication statusPublished - 26-05-2014

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Ventriculostomy
Neurocysticercosis
Cerebellopontine Angle
Fourth Ventricle
Craniotomy
Vertigo
Patient Rights
Hydrocephalus
Postoperative Period
Walking
Headache
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Cysts
Brain

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Karegowda, Lakshmikanth Halegubbi ; Shenoy, Poonam Mohan ; Prakashini, Koteshwara ; Karur, Gauri. / A rare case of racemose neurocysticercosis of the posterior fossa. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2014.
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