KNOW THIS FIELD
|Year : 2004 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 86
Know this field
K Ranganathan, TR Saraswathi, N Umaram
Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Pathology, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Pathology, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Ranganathan K, Saraswathi T R, Umaram N. Know this field. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2004;8:86
| Case Details|| |
A 22 year old male patient came with the complaint of a painless swelling in the left side of the face for the past ten days. On examination , a firm avoid 2 * 2 sq.cm movable tender swelling is seen. Skin over the swelling is normal and pinchable.
Macroscopically a well circumscribed small swelling, measuring 7 * mm white in colour and fluctuant is seen. Fluid expelled on cutting open. One half of the cut specimen has a small tiny white protrusion on the wall and the other half shows a small transparent film attached to a wall.
| Microscopic Findings|| |
- Outer fibrous connective tissue capsule consisiting of mixed inflammatory cells, plasma cells, lymphocytes and eosinophils.
- Inner acellular layer
- Cystic area showing the larval form of cysticercus cellulosae with scolex.
| Discussion|| |
The histopathological features were suggestive of parasitic cyst with the differe ntial diagnosis including cysticercosis, cellulosae and hydatid cyst. Outer fibrous capsule consisting of inflammatory cells and cellular layers are also features of hydatid cyst. However, the larval form in this case did not exhibit brood capsules or daughter cysts, which are characteristic features of hydatid cyst.The macroscopic and histopathological features were therefore suggestive of cysticercosis cellulosae.
| Final Diagnosis|| |
Oral cysticercosis cellulosae.[Figure 1]