Cysticercosis cerebri occluding the foramen of Monro

Surg Neurol. 1980 Jun;13(6):429-31.


Cysticercosis cerebri is a rare neurological diagnosis, which is usually made at the time of operation or at autopsy. Few cases have been reported in North America, and these were usually found in immigrants and in domestic travelers who lived in infested countries. Cysticercosis cerebri is classically divided into four general types: 1) intraparenchymal, 2) basilar cisternal, 3) ventricular, and 4) diffuse cerebral. We are presenting a unique case of solitary ventricular cysticercosis occluding the foramen of Monro, and producing an asymmetrical obstructive hydrocephalus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Diseases / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / surgery*
  • Cerebral Ventricles / surgery*
  • Cerebral Ventriculography
  • Child
  • Cysticercosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Cysticercosis / pathology
  • Cysticercosis / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male