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June 2005

Ventricular Obstruction From Neurocysticercosis

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Arch Neurol. 2005;62(6):1018. doi:10.1001/archneur.62.6.1018

A 21-year-old woman from Mexico presented to our emergency department after 3 days of frontal headache, nausea, and vomiting. She had a history of seizures secondary to neurocysticercosis. Soon after presentation, she became drowsy and confused. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a cystic lesion in the posterior third ventricle and obstructive hydrocephalus (Figure). She regained alertness soon after placement of an external ventricular drain.

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