Management of cysticercosis cerebri

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Couldwell, William T.
Other Author Apuzzo, Michael L. J.
Title Management of cysticercosis cerebri
Date 1989
Description Infestation of the central nervous system (CNS) with the parasitic larval form of the cestode Taenia solium, Cysticercosis Cerebri represents an endemic problem in much of the underdeveloped world. In such areas, up to 4% of the population maybe affected by neurocysticercosis, and it accounts for up to 11% of neurosurgical procedures performed in selected centers. The disease remains endemic in Central and South America, Mexico, Eastern Europe, and Asia. With an increasing immigrant influx, however, more cases of this enigmatic entity will be presenting to neurosurgeons in developed nations; therefore maintaining a high index of suspicion in persons of appropriate ethnic background, and recognizing the potential disease spectrum is paramount for all neurosurgeons.
Type Text
Publisher Wolters Kluwer (LWW)
Volume 11
Issue 19
First Page 1
Last Page 6
Subject Taenia solium; Cysticercosis Cerebri; Parenchymal cyst; Basilar cisternal cyst; Intraventricular cyst
Subject LCSH Neurocysticercosis; Central nervous system -- Infections
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Couldwell, W. T., & Apuzzo, M. L. J. (1989). Management of cysticercosis cerebri. Contemporary Neurosurgery, 11(19), 1-6.
Rights Management (c) Wolters Kluwer (LWW)
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Date Modified 2012-06-13
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