Oral cysticercosis: Case report and review of the literature

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Cysticercosis is a condition that occurs when man is infested by the larvae of Taenia solium, acting as an intermediate host instead of definitive. Oral cysticercosis is a rare event, and it represents a difficulty in clinical diagnosis. A case of oral cysticercosis in a 23-year-old white female who presented a painless swelling in the dorsal portion of the tongue is reported. An excisional biopsy was performed and histopathological examination revealed a cystic cavity containing the tapeworm.

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Elias, F. M., Martins, M. T., Foronda, R., Jorge, W. A., & De Araújo, N. S. (2005). Oral cysticercosis: Case report and review of the literature. Revista Do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo. Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652005000200007

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