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  • J Clin Exp Pathol 2017, Vol 7(6): 328
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000328

Orofacial Cysticercosis: A Review

Ambika Gupta*, Aarti Singh, Monal B Yuwanati, Harneet Singh and Cheena Singh
Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, , Rohtak, Haryana, India
*Corresponding Author : Ambika Gupta MDS, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Nov 02, 2017 / Accepted Date: Nov 29, 2017 / Published Date: Dec 01, 2017

Abstract

Cysticercosis is a common healthcare problem, especially in developing countries. Orofacial presentation of the disease is rare. It usually manifest as an asymptomatic nodular swelling that is difficult to differentiate clinically, from other orofacial swellings. Diagnosis of cysticercosis is usually not possible clinically owing to its rarity and asymptomatic presentation in orofacial region. Ultrasonography (USG) is the initial and most reliable diagnostic modality for cysticercosis. This review discusses the various oral manifestations, differentials and investigations for oral cysticercosis.

Keywords: Orofacial; Cysticercosis; Nodules; Echogenic foc

Citation: Ambika G, Aarti S, Yuwanati MB, Harneet S, Cheena S (2017) Orofacial Cysticercosis: A Review. J Clin Exp Pathol 7: 328. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000328

Copyright: ©2017 Ambika G, 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.

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