Solitary Parotid Cysticercosis in a 7-year old boy: A rare entity
Cysticercosis is a systemic parasitic illness caused by larval forms of Tinea solium. Being acquired by feco-oral contamination, cysticercosis commonly affects central nervous, skeletal, cardiac, skin, and subcutaneous tissues. However, isolated parotid gland cysticercosis is extremely rare. In this report, authors present a rare case of a 7-year-old boy who presented with left sided parotid swelling, diagnosed as cysticercosis by imaging and fine needle aspiration cytology. The boy was managed by both surgical and medical modalities and was put under regular follow up.
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