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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 504-508

Importance of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosis of cysticercosis of temporalis muscle mimicking temporal space infection

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Kalka Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Teerthanker Dental College and Hospital, Mooradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, M. B. Kedia Dental College and Teaching Hospital, Birgunj, Nepal
4 Department of Periodontics, SGT Dental College and Research Centre, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.123059

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Cysticercosis cellulosae, caused by the larval stage of Taenia solium is a common parasitic infection in Indian subcontinent. Although cysticercosis is common in other parts of the human body, its involvement with temporalis muscle is an extremely rare entity and demands documentation. This paper reports a case of cysticercosis cellulosae in a 35-year-old male patient within the temporalis muscle mimicking temporal space infection; due to the presence of concomitant dental infection, which was diagnosed with the help of high resolution ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging and managed conservatively using oral antiparasitic medication. Here, in this case report, we are emphasizing the importance of imaging modalities in diagnosing space infection and cysticercosis.

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