Diagnosis of subcutaneous cysticercosis as a cystic mass over chest wall: A case report and review of the literature

  • Tanima Dwivedi
  • Reshma Davangeri Professor, Department of Pathology, KLE University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,Belagavi-590010
Keywords: Subcutaneous Cysticercosis, cystic mass, chest wall


Cysticercosis is the common tropical disease. It is usually present as a neurocysticercosis or intramuscular lesion, rarely may it present in subcutaneous tissue in the adult age group. Prevalence of asymptomatic subcutaneous nodules in India is 12.9-38%. Subcutaneous nodule is usually occur as a part of the disseminated cysticercosis or as an isolated features. Here, we report a 45 year old male presenting with cyst over right chest wall but otherwise asymptomatic. A clinical diagnosis of epidermal cyst was made. Surgical excision was performed. Diagnosis of cutaneous cysticercosis was made by biopsy of subcutaneous nodule and patient was started on treatment. DOI: 10.21276/AABS.1471 

Author Biography

Tanima Dwivedi
post graduate, pathology


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