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



A case of invasion of the brain of a 48-year-old man, a native of Louisiana, by a larval tapeworm is described. Inasmuch as there were no scolices or rostellar hooks present the parasite was identified as a racemose cysticercus which could be either a sterile coenurus of (= ), (= ), or an aberrant cysticercus of or of a different species of . Most of the parasite was removed surgically with a preoperative diagnosis of brain tumor. After operation the patient improved, and 32 months after onset of his illness he was working and showed no evidence of a recurrence.


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