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Mylohyoid cysticercosis: A rare submandibular mass

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November 1, 2009
by Ramandeep Singh Virk, MS, Naresh Panda, MS, DNB, FRCS, and Shakuntala Ghosh, MS


Cysticercosis is endemic in developing countries such as India. This infection is acquired via ingestion of cysticerci, the larvae of the Taenia solium (tapeworm, or cestode), in uncooked/undercooked pork or fecally contaminated food or water. Although skeletal muscle commonly harbors the cysticerci, we report a case in which they had infested the mylohyoid muscle in the floor of mouth, a site that has not been mentioned previously in the literature.

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