A rare case of masseter muscle cysticercosis in a young female patient managed conservatively


  • Bhaumik Shah Consultant ENT Surgeon, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Hardik Dodia Department of Plastic Surgery, Consultant Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Karnadev Solanki Consultant ENT Surgeon, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.




Masseter Cysticercosis, Management of Cysticercosis, Plastic Surgery in masseter hypertrophy


Cysticercosis is caused by Taenia solium larvae infestation. Isolated oral cysticercosis is a very rare presentation of this disease. Here is a case of masseter cysticercosis in a young woman who presented with painful cheek swelling. Diagnosis is confirmed with history, clinical examination and MRI.  Luckily patient got cured with conservative management.  



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How to Cite

Shah, . B. ., Dodia, H., & Solanki, K. (2020). A rare case of masseter muscle cysticercosis in a young female patient managed conservatively. Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences, 7(3), 15–17. https://doi.org/10.21276/apjhs.2020.7.3.4