January 1979

Cysticercotic Cyst Involving the PleuraAn Unusual Case of an Abnormal Chest Roentgenogram

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Pulmonary Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(1):115-116. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630380091031

We describe a case of human cysticercosis appearing as an abnormal chest roentgenogram. The patient had a long history of ingestion of undercooked pork. The diagnosis was entertained only after surgical resection, but the history obtained from this patient gave an important clue toward a parasitic infestation.

(Arch Intern Med 139:115-116, 1979)