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Cysticercosis on CT

Cysticercosis on CT

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This axial (cross section) CT image of the head without contrast enhancement shows a small, peripheral calcification within the parietal lobe of the brain on the viewers left. This is an old, healed calcified lesion related to infection from eggs of the pork tapeworm (taenia solium). This is the most common parasitic infection worldwide. The are parenchymal and extra-parenchymal forms of this infection. Multiple, different stages of infection can be determined best by MRI.

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