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January 1979

Cysticercotic Cyst Involving the Pleura: An 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)