Abstract


ORAL CYSTICERCOSIS

Dr Anureet Kaur

BDS Intern

Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Amritsar (Punjab) India

Oral cysticercosis is a rare condition and often presents as solitary asymptomatic lesion that may be encountered in clinical practice . Cysticercosis is caused by Cysticerci Cellulosae, the larva of Taenia solium. It is common in developing countries. This paper deals with the clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, imaging features and diagnostic criteria for the lesion. The aim of the paper is to make the clinician aware about its clinical features and the role of the dentist in early diagnosis so that its complications like neuro-cysticercosis can be avoided. Oral Cysticercosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of solitary painless swellings of the oral cavity.
 
 
 
Under the guidance of:
Dr.Preeti Chawla Arora
Reader and subject head at
Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of
Dental Sciences and Research
Amritsar (Punjab) India