Turkish Thoracic Journal
Case report

Isolated Pulmonary Cysticercosis Presenting as Mass Lesion


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Turk Thorac J 2021; 22: 418-421
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2021.0027
Read: 71 Downloads: 37 Published: 30 September 2021

We report a case of pulmonary cysticercosis manifesting as a mass lesion. Cysticercosis confined to lungs is a rare manifestation of human cysticercosis. The disease mainly affects the central nervous system, skeletal muscles, and eyes. Pulmonary involvement is rare and usually presents as bilateral pulmonary nodules. The diagnosis was made based on positive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for anticysticercal antibodies, and the patient was started on antiparasitic therapy along with steroids. Symptomatic and radiological improvement was seen. There is no previous case report of isolated pulmonary cysticercosis presenting as mass lesion.

Cite this article as: Mrigpuri P, Gupta V, Menon B, Spalgais S, Kumar R. Isolated pulmonary cysticercosis presenting as mass lesion. Turk Thorac J. 2021; 22(5): 418-421.

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