Gp Captain Krishan Yadav, Surg Cdr Roma Rai


Cysticercosis is a parasitic disease which is known to be epidemic in India. Often it may involves the central nervous
system, mostly the brain. The neurocysticercosis (NCC) is known to be a common differential diagnosis for the ring
enhancing lesions in the cerebral parenchyma. The NCC in brain depending on the location is classied into three forms namely parenchymal,
subarachnoid-cisternal and intraventricular. Entrapment of the temporal horn of the lateral ventricle is well known entity describe in literature. It is
secondary to some obstruction at the trigone of the lateral ventricle. Intraventricular NCC causing entrapment of the temporal horn of the lateral
ventricle has been described rarely in the literature. We describe a similar rare case of Intraventricular NCC causing entrapment of lateral horn of
the lateral ventricle.


Neurocysticercosis, Entrapment lateral ventricle.

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