Oral cysticercosis: Case report and review of the literature

Fernando Melhem Elias, Marília Trierveiler Martins, Rodrigo Foronda, Waldyr Antônio Jorge, Ney Soares De Araújo

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Cysticercosis is a condition that occurs when man is infested by the larvae of Taenia solium, acting as an intermediate host instead of definitive. Oral cysticercosis is a rare event, and it represents a difficulty in clinical diagnosis. A case of oral cysticercosis in a 23-year-old white female who presented a painless swelling in the dorsal portion of the tongue is reported. An excisional biopsy was performed and histopathological examination revealed a cystic cavity containing the tapeworm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalRevista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005


  • Cysticercus cellulosae
  • Oral cysticercosis
  • Taenia solium
  • Taeniasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases


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