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A 44-year-old female underwent a right frontal craniotomy under a diagnosis of metastatic brain tumor and a fluid-filled cystic lesion was extirpated. One rice grain sized nodule was identified in the cyst and histopathological examination of the nodule showeda scolex with hooks and suckers. These macro and microscopic findings indicated a diagnosis of cerebral cysticercosis, caused by infection of the larval stage of sometype ofTaenia species. A therapeutic course ofpraziquantel was givendoi:10.2169/internalmedicine.32.569 fatcat:4wucrvt2gzfw7ismymtu4kzdny