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Br J Ophthalmol. Dec 1990; 74(12): 751–752.
PMCID: PMC1042283
Infestation of extraocular muscle by Cysticercus cellulosae.
D A DiLoreto, R A Kennedy, J M Neigel, and J Rootman
Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Abstract
Reports of orbital cysticercosis are uncommon despite the high incidence of brain and ocular involvement. Infestation of extraocular muscle is exceedingly rare. Two cases of cysticercosis of the extraocular muscles are reported here. Surgical removal of the encysted parasites successfully resolved the infestation in both cases.
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