1921
Volume s1-30, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Summary

  • 1.  The first case of cerebral coenurosis to be reported from the Western Hemisphere is presented. Cerebellar exploration revealed numerous daughter vesicles of a coenurus distributed along the brain stem of a twenty-six-month-old male infant with a history of sudden right hemiparesis, marked ataxia and symptoms due to an increase in intracranial pressure.
  • 2.  Postmortem examination of the brain revealed multiple, pedicellate, ramified and budding vesicles, which covered the ventral aspect of the pons, the medulla oblongata and the interpeduncular space. A coenurus, 3 cm. in diameter, with clusters of scolices arising from the germinal membrane was found, on frontal section of the brain, in the region of the left basal ganglia. A smaller cyst, 1 cm. in diameter, was located in the left frontal lobe.
  • 3.  The parasite in the brain of the infant was identified as the coenurus of in accordance with the views of Clapham and other investigators.

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