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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-177

Endoscopic excision of intraventricular neurocysticercosis blocking foramen of Monro bilaterally

Department of Neurosurgery, B. J. Medical College and Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Kapil Jain
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.175622

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Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a parasitic infestation of the central nervous system. NCC parasitic infestation can be misdiagnosed as hydatid cyst or intraventricular epidermoid cyst that can cause a diagnostic dilemma. A 23-year-old male patient presented with headache and vomiting for 3–4 days and giddiness for 4–5 days. Magnetic resonance imaging with contrast was suggestive of a rim-enhancing lesion at the level of the foramen of Monro. Endoscopic excision of the lesion was done, and the patient had relief of a headache and vomiting immediately after the procedure. He is being followed up regularly. Intraventricular NCC occluding both foramen of Monro is a rare entity. Complete endoscopic surgical excision followed by appropriate drug therapy should be given to achieve a cure.

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