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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Masseter Cysticercosis: A Rare Presentation

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Author Details: Deepshikha Rathore, Piyush Arora, Sumita Kaswan, Raj Rathore

Volume : 1

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 191

Article End Page : 195


Cysticercosis is a disease of helminthic origin rarely affecting the humans. Tapeworm may reach humans via infected pork. Disease goes undetected until it evokes a foreign-body type reaction. Radiography and computed tomography helps inprovisionally identifying the disease process. Treatment includes surgical removal of the diseased tissue and supportive antibiotic with corticosteroid therapy.

Keywords: Cysticercosis, Masseter Muscle, Surgical Enucleation