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DENTAL SCIENCE - CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 169-170

Cysticercosis masquerading as a buccal mass


1 Annasawmy Mudaliar General Hospital, Bourdillon Road, Fraser Town, Bangalore, India
2 Department of OMFS, JJKN Dental College and Hospital, India

Correspondence Address:
Lalita J Thambiah
Annasawmy Mudaliar General Hospital, Bourdillon Road, Fraser Town, Bangalore
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7406.100261

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Cysticercosis caused by Taenia solium is endemic in many parts of the world. We present a case of one such lesion which presented itself as an asymptomatic buccal swelling. We present the life cycle of T. solium, the endemic nature of this infection, and the relevance of histological examination to arrive at a diagnosis.


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