SOLITARY TEMPORALIS MUSCLE CYSTICERCOSIS DIAGNOSED BY FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY: A CASE REPORT OF A RARE SITE
Shubhra Agarwal*, Prachi Kukreja and Saumya Bhagat
Cysticercosis is a helminthic infection endemic in Indian Subcontinent caused by the larval form of Cysticercus cellulosae (pork tape worm Taenia solium). It is common in human beings and has a wide variety of presentations depending upon the site involved, most common being the central nervous system, striated muscles and the subcutaneous tissue. However solitary involvement of the temporalis muscle is extremely rare. We present a case of left side temporalis muscle cysticercosis diagnosed on Fine needle aspiration cytology, thus emphasizing its importance as a preferred diagnostic modality for conservative management of patients with cysticercosis.
Keywords: Fine needle aspiration cytology, Cysticercosis, Intramuscular, Temporalis.
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