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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 177--182

Neurocysticercosis : surgical considerations.


Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, India

Correspondence Address:
BS Sharma
Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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Neurocysticercosis is the most frequently encountered parasitic infestation in nervous system. Epilepsy is the most common clinical manifestation. Cysticidal drugs are helpful in upto 96 of parenchymal cysts and 80 of intraventricular cysts. Surgery is considered when diagnosis is uncertain, cysts exhibit tumour like behaviour, oedema (pseudotumour) is refrectory to medical treatment, or when hydrocephalus develops.






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