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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106-108

Cysticercosis presented with nodules diagnosed on fine-needle aspiration cytology

1 Department of Pathology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Madhu Kumar
Department of Pathology, King George’s Medical University, Shahmina Road, Lucknow 226003, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1687-7942.205170

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Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease caused by the larval form of the cestode worm Taenia solium. It is commonly manifested as subcutaneous, intramuscular, eye, or brain nodules. We report two cases in an 8-year-old male child who presented with a cheek nodule, and another in a 25-year-old man who presented with a flank swelling. Both cases were diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology. The use of fine-needle aspiration cytology highlights the cytomorphological diagnosis of cysticercosis in subcutaneous and intramuscular nodules.

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