*Corresponding author:MK Rajak, Department of orthopaedics, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, India
Received:March 27, 2018; Published: April 12, 2018
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Cysticercosis is a disease caused by cysticercuscellulosae, the larval form of tapeworm, Taeniasolium. Human cysticercosis occurs when eggs are ingested via faecal-oral transmission from an infected host. Humans become an accidental intermediate host, with development of cysticercosis within various organs. Isolated muscular involvement is rare with only a handful of cases reported in the literature. Involvement of the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle is rarer with no such case reported. We present a case of isolated cysticercosis of the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle that presented a diagnostic challenge. Initially treated on line of tennis elbow elsewhere, but diagnosed to be cysticercus cyst on high resolution ultrasound. The patient’s infection was successfully managed non-operatively with oral antihelminthic and symptomatic treatment.
Keywords: Cysticercosis; Taeniasolium; Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Muscle; Ultrasound