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Solitary cysticercosis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle
  1. Tusharindra Lal1,
  2. Surendran Paramasivam2,
  3. Badhrinath Jayapal3 and
  4. Riya Kataria1
  1. 1Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  2. 2General Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  3. 3General Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Tusharindra Lal; tusharindralal{at}


Cysticercosis is a tropical infection caused by the larval form of Taenia solium and is usually known to affect the central nervous system. We report a young man who presented with a swelling in the neck and was treated with surgical excision and antihelminthics.

  • infections
  • general surgery

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  • Contributors TL and RK contributed towards the literature search, data collection, interpretation and writing of the report; the patient was under the care of BJ and SP, who also contributed towards the drafting of the final article and revising it critically for important intellectual content writing.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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