27

Nov
2019

Imaging Features of Neurocysticercosis, a radiologic-clinical correlation

Posted By : Neurosalud Munay/ 476 0

Escrito por: Dr. Robert Salinas, neurólogo

Introduction

When the brain is affected (Neurocysticercosis – NCC), experiences chronic
inflammation, which give rise a spectrum of clinical features, that depend on the number
of the cysticerci, growth – stage, anatomical location and the immunity of the host.4-5
NCC is a chronic infectious disease with signs and symptoms that become pronounced
over months or years after infection. The most common are seizures, headaches,
hydrocephalus, and focal neurological deficits. The etiopathogenie is due to viable cysts
that can cause mass effect on the cerebral parenchyma.5-6 In the case of colloidal and
granular cysticercus the cause is the inflammatory reaction; and in calcified lesions,
gliosis around dead parasites and sclerosis may explain the epileptogenic activity. (See
Table 1). It is assumed that calcifications persist unchanged over the years.7
The fact
that the presence of cysticercus in the CNS is frequently asymptomatic must also be
considered.8

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