Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 219--222

Cysticercosis of the upper lip


Atul Deshmukh1, Avadhoot Avadhani1, JV Tupkari2, Manisha Sardar2 
1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Government Dental College, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Atul Deshmukh
301, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, St. Georges Hospital Compound, P D Mello Rd, Mumbai - 400 001
India

Cysticercosis is a parasitic infestation caused by the larval stage of Taenia solium. It is common in regions where humans and animals live in close contact, with poor sanitation, and due to consumption of infected meat. The tissues affected are the subcutaneous layers, brain, muscle, heart, liver, lungs, and peritoneum. Oral manifestations are very rare. The most common intra-oral site is the tongue. Here, we present a case in a who sought treatment for an asymptomatic nodule in the upper lip. A gross specimen revealed a cystic cavity containing clear watery fluid and white membranous flecks. The histopathology showed features of cysticercosis.


How to cite this article:
Deshmukh A, Avadhani A, Tupkari J V, Sardar M. Cysticercosis of the upper lip.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2011;15:219-222


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Deshmukh A, Avadhani A, Tupkari J V, Sardar M. Cysticercosis of the upper lip. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Oct 31 ];15:219-222
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