alexa Neurocysticercosis of 4 th Ventricle–A Ra
ISSN: 2165-7920

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Case Report

Neurocysticercosis of 4 th Ventricle–A Rare Site Encountered with Rare Presentation

Asaranti Kar*, Priyadarshini Biswal, Kalyaniprava Gouda, Pranati Mohanty, Lity Mohanty and Rajashree Mallick
Department of Pathology, S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, 753007, India
Corresponding Author : Asaranti Kar
Qrs. No.JO-1, S.C.B. Medical Campus
Cuttack, Odisha-753007, India
Tel: +919437170442
E-mail: [email protected]
Received July 29, 2013; Accepted November 14, 2013; Published November 16, 2013
Citation: Kar A, Biswal P, Gouda K, Mohanty P, Mohanty L, et al. (2013) Neurocysticercosis of 4th Ventricle–A Rare Site Encountered with Rare Presentation. J Clin Case Rep 3:314. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000314
Copyright: © 2013 Kar A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the commonest parasitosis of the Central Nervous System (CNS), endemic in developing countries and also seen in developed nations. The parasite usually invades the brain parenchyma and the patients present with a variety of neurological manifestations, mostly seizures and neural deficits. But we present a case of a 16 years old boy who presented with occipital headache, vomiting and difficulty in walking. CT scan and MRI showed a cystic mass lesion in the 4th ventricle causing obstructive hydrocephalus. Histopathological examination confirmed it to be neurocysticercosis. We present this case due to its rare site and unusual presentation. This case highlights the importance of careful interpretation of head CT scans in context of presentations of headache and other nurological deficit in a susceptible population.


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