Child's Nervous System

, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp 244–247 | Cite as

Parasitic intracranial space-occupying lesions in children in india

  • D. Raja Reddy
  • J. M. K. Murthy
Original Papers


A study was carried out on parasitic intracranial space-occupying lesions in children in south India. Such lesions constitute a fraction of 1% of intracranial space-occupying lesions in India. This paper discusses three cases of cerebral and two cases of intradiploic cranial hydatid cysts, as well as six cases of cysticercosis, of which three were solitary cysts and the remainder were pseudotumors with visual deterioration.

Key words

Children Parasitic infections Hydatid cyst Cysticercosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Raja Reddy
    • 1
  • J. M. K. Murthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Osmania Medical College and Nizam's Institute of Medical SciencesPanjagutta, HyderabadIndia

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