Cysticercosis in the anterior chamber: a case report.

West African journal of medicine

PubMedID: 23468031

Uhumwangho OM, Ugiagbe EE. Cysticercosis in the anterior chamber: a case report. West Afr J Med. 2013;31(4):270-2.
Cysticercosisis a public health problem and its occurrence in the anterior chamber of the eye israre. It occurs following ingestion of poorly cooked infested meat of pigs, sheep and dogs etc. Clinical evaluation and investigationswere done to determine the cause of defective vision in a 45 year old female patient. A cyst was removed surgically from the anterior chamber by viscoexpression followed by a course of medication. The cyst was taken for histopathological examination. Investigations revealed mild eosinophilia on blood examination and an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 95mm/hr. Histology showed a cystic lesion with a thin fibrocollagenous wall and a hyalinised scolex within the lumen.A high index of suspicion is required for appropriate diagnosis and subsequent management of patients with anterior chamber cysticercosis.