Cysticercosis presenting as cervical lymphadenopathy: A rare presentation in two cases with review of literature

P Elhence, R Bansal, S Sharma, V Bharat
2012 Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice  
Lymphadenopathy is a rare mode of presentation of cysticercus infestation. Hence, in endemic areas, cysticercosis must be included in the differential diagnosis of superficial palpable swellings in the neck region. We report two cases of cervical lymphadenopathy which were clinically suspected to be of tuberculous etiology. However, fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) revealed features of parasitic lymphadenitis consistent with cysticercosis. Our cases highlight the importance of FNAC as an
more » ... nitial and rapid diagnostic modality for detecting parasitic lesions manifesting as lymphadenitis. Diagnosis by the minimally invasive FNA technique prompted an early therapeutic intervention with good response in our patients.
doi:10.4103/1119-3077.100652 pmid:22960977 fatcat:vrmtxcxenrc4zhi4hm6c7eatqa