2018, Number 4
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ABSTRACTNeurocysticercosis is a disease of the central nervous system of parasitic origin and high morbidity. This is the case of a 30 years-old Black male patient with a history of headache and progressive reduction of vision for three months. He was examined at the Ophthalmological Service where visual loss and campometric alterations were confirmed. The fundus oculi revealed the presence of bilateral papilledema. He was performed cranial CT that showed a large lesion in the right front region, so he was transferred to the neurosurgery service. It was decided to apply surgical treatment. He was then performed a right front craniotomy and then resection of the lesion. The histological diagnosis confirmed neurocysticercosis and he was then treated with albendazol and praziquantel. His recovery was satisfactory. Upon completing the treatment and after a few months, the axial computerized tomography for control showed total remission of lesion.
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