Albendazole therapy for subarachnoid and ventricular cysticercosis. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1990 May;72(5):816-7. doi: 10.3171/jns.1990.72.5.0816.


Medical or surgical therapy for subarachnoid or ventricular cysticercosis is a controversial issue. The authors report a patient with cysticercus larvae in both ventricular and subarachnoid locations, who was successfully treated with albendazole. Thus, medical therapy has a role in the treatment of these forms of neurocysticercosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Albendazole / therapeutic use*
  • Brain Diseases / drug therapy
  • Brain Diseases / parasitology
  • Cerebral Ventricles / parasitology*
  • Cerebral Ventriculography
  • Cysticercosis / drug therapy*
  • Cysticercosis / parasitology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Subarachnoid Space / diagnostic imaging
  • Subarachnoid Space / parasitology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Albendazole