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Ocular and orbital cysticercosis has varied presentations depending upon the site of involvement, number of lesion and the host immune. Ocular cysticercosis may be extraocular (in the subconjunctival or orbital tissues) or intraocular (in the vitreous, subretinal space, or anterior. We observed and photographed intraocular cysticercosis in a year-old woman. . 24Moragrega, E.A. Diagnostico de cisticercosis ocular con ultrasonido.

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Despite the inferior oblique muscle has the same change to be infected by T solium like other extraocular muscles, we think it is rarer than the other because the inferior oblique is unique among the extraocular muscles in that, in many cases, weakening of this muscle, even with extensive surgery, seems to have relatively little effect on the movement of the globe or alignment of the eyes.

Subconjunctival presentation could be a secondary stage in those cases in which the cyst may have extruded from the primary extra ocular muscle site [15]. The only exception was one patient with the sub-conjunctival cyst who had waited 2 years before seeking treatment, since the lump had not affected his vision. The route entry of the cyst in the anterior chamber is debatable.

August 20th Published: Early diagnosis and management can prevent the vision loss and optimize visual outcomes.

InPawlowski [ 43 ] stipulated that in the world would have oxular. How to cite and reference Link to this chapter Copy to citsicercosis. The scolex may not be picked up if the cyst is dead or ruptured and has surrounding inflammation.

It is a common enigma in the field of ocular motility and it may occur secondary to a weak contralateral superior rectus muscle or a weak ipsilateral superior oblique muscle. As a rule the head is inclined toward the paralyzed side, and the face is turned to the uninvolved side, but there are exceptions. Ocular and orbital cysticercosis has varied presentations depending upon the site of involvement, number of lesion and the host immune response. Brown syndrome is defined as an ocular motility disorder, characterized by an inability to elevate the adducted eye actively or passively.


As is known the optic nerve originates from the axonal extensions of the ganglion cells of the retina which is an extension of the central nervous system. Ocular and extraocular cysticercosis are a commonly encountered manifestation of the disease caused by the cysticercus cellulosae. The primary main action of the superior oblique muscle is intorsion internal rotationthe secondary action is depression primarily in the adducted position and the tertiary cistiicercosis is abduction lateral rotation.

Human cysticercosis occurs when they act as intermediate host by ingesting the eggs via following modes of infestation: Only a few cases about cysticercosis resulting in glaucoma due to pupillary block have been reported. Intravitreal cysticercosis It can be recognized through clear media, the translucent cyst with a dense white spot formed by the invaginated scolex and the undulating movements are typical.

The extraocular muscles rotate the eyeball around vertical, horizontal and antero-posterior axes. According to several publications in the international medical literature and based on our experience we fully support that cysticercosis is a pleomorphic disorder whose presentation depends on a combination of inflammatory response, topography of the lesions, degree of parasitic load and sequelae of previous infestation as was established by others as well.

In the presence of a cystic lesion without scolex or when ELISA is negative, oral steroids must be prescribed. Angotti-Neto et al [ ] reported a year-old Brazilian female patient with extraocular muscle enlargement and a small cystic lesion near the insertion of the superior rectus muscle treated with oral prednisone for almost one year due to a non-specific inflammation of right orbit diagnosis later confirmed as superior rectus muscle cysticercosis.

Edited by Humberto Foyaca Sibat. Destruction of the larvae in situ of photocoagulation [ ] pcular, and diathermy has been attempted with some success.

The primary action is extorsion; secondary action is elevation; tertiary action is abduction i. Both skeletal and extraocular muscles have several types of twitch fibers, but the extraocular muscles are unique, having tonically contracting fibers not found in skeletal muscle.


A magnetic resonance imaging revealed a cystic lesion at the entrance of the optic csiticercosis.

Cisticercosis ocular

Histopathology revealed it to be a cysticercosis. The dog’s canine tooth penetrated deep into the posterior orbit and severed the attachment of the superior oblique muscle of the globe posterior to the trochlea leading to the clinical presentation before-cited. The cistucercosis muscular branch supplies the inferior rectus, medial rectus, and inferior oblique muscles.

Another technique in conjunction with endolaser, diathermy, cryocoagulation, photocoagulation, and internal tamponade according to the retinal damage had been advocated for the treatment of cysticercosis.

CT scan axial view 1 shows csticercosis of the left eyes and lateral rectus myocysticercosis. Limited elevation in adduction, an invariable sign, is the hallmark of Brown syndrome and pain that is associated with this ocular movement.

Serological tests lack sensitivity [44]. Based on our experience and an extensive review of the medical literature we conclude that cysticercosis of the inferior oblique muscle practically does not exist in human beings compare with other presentations. Intraocular lesions caused by cysticercosis most commonly occur in the vitreous or subretinal space, but subchoroidal, sub hyaliod, and into the anterior chamber, also occur.

Cysticercosis of the Eyelid

Other less frequent locations of T cisticercosid in the CNS include: Diagnosis of Orbital Cysticercosis The diagnosis of orbital and adnexal cysticercosis is based on clinical, serological, and radiological findings. Novel Aspects on Cysticercosis and Neurocysticercosis. The incision should extend more than two thirds of the scleral thickness to have a floor for the placement of the diathermy treatment to avoid bleeding trans operators.

The conventional serial approach is a well-established surgical procedure for the treatment of subretinal cysts. Thus, concomitant administration of corticosteroids is recommended to avert an inflammatory response. Open in a separate window.