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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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ARRUDA, Walter O.; RAMINA, Ricardo; PEDROZO, Ari A.  and  MENESES, Murilo S.. Brainstem cysticercose simulating cystic tumor lesion: a case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1994, vol.52, n.3, pp.431-434. ISSN 0004-282X.

The authors report the case of a 37 year-old man with a solitary cysticercus cyst in the brainstem (pons) successfully removed through a suboccipital craniectomy. Surgery in neurocysticercosis has been indicated in patients with hydrocephalus and/or large cystic lesions. Cystic lesions in the brainstem and spinal cord may have indication for surgery for two reasons: (1) diagnosis; and (2) treatment. Aspects related to differential diagnosis and therapeutic alternatives are discussed.

Keywords : cysticercosis; brainstem; cysts; tumors.

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