Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Contacts Login 
Home Print this page Email this page Users Online: 71

Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-17

Isolated cysticercosis of masseter muscle in a young boy with trismus: Report of a case misdiagnosed as unilateral temporomandibular joint ankylosis

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, Private Practitioner, Gurugram, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Jyoti Prajapat
Plot No: 39, Ranaji Enclave, Near Arya Samaj Mandir, Opp. State Bank of India, Nangli Sakrawati, New Delhi - 110 043
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jomr.jomr_9_19

Rights and Permissions

Cysticercosis is a parasitic infection caused by the larval stages of Taenia solium. Cysticercosis is a potentially fatal parasitic disease that was rarely found in the maxillofacial region. This report suggests that cysticercosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic swelling in the oral and maxillofacial region and the importance of noninvasive modality ultrasonography (USG) in diagnosis. This paper reports a case of cysticercosis in the right masseter muscle in an 11-year-old boy who presented with recurrent swelling on the right side of the face with inability to open mouth, its clinical features, diagnostic modalities used, and management of the case. Cysticercosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic oral and maxillofacial swelling. High-resolution USG is an excellent noninvasive and cost-effective modality for the diagnosis and also suggests that this parasitic infection can be successfully treated with conservative management using antihelminthic medication.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded431    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal