Volume 85, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We describe the first detailed histological description of an excised calcified granuloma from a patient who developed recurrent seizures associated with perilesional edema surrounding a calcified cysticercus (PEC). The capsule, around a degenerated cysticercus, contained marked mononuclear infiltrates that extended to adjacent brain, which showed marked astrocytosis, microgliosis, and inflammatory perivascular infiltrates. The presence of large numbers of mononuclear cells supports an inflammatory cause of PEC. Immunosuppression or anti-inflammatory measures may be able to treat and prevent PEC and recurrent seizures.


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  • Received : 11 Apr 2011
  • Accepted : 26 May 2011
  • Published online : 01 Sep 2011

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