Paediatric Oral Cysticercosis: A Misdiagnosed and a Rare Entity

Varsha Omprakash Bhatia, Ashwini Arvind Natekar, Arvind Govind Valand


Cysticercosis is a common disease in developing countries, but oral lesions caused by this parasitic infestation are rare. Buccal mucosa is a rare site for cysticercosis cellulosa. Very few cases of solitary cystercosis of buccal mucosa in paediatric patients have been reported. In this report we document a case of oral cysticercosis in a 8year old girl who sought treatment for asymptomatic nodule of the right buccal mucosa that had been clinically misdiagnosed as submucosal retention cyst.


Cysticercosis, buccal mucosa, paediatric patient, misdiagnosis

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