What is the Diagnosis of X-Ray?
Most common parasitic infestation of the central nervous system –
Rice-grain or cigar-shaped calcification
- ovoid-shaped calcification in soft tissues
- particularly muscles
- characteristic of infection with Taenia solium
What is the clinical significance of rice-grain clacification on plain radiograph?
- When there is ring-enhancing lesions in brain imaging and both tuberculoma and neurocysticercosis suspected this criteria of ‘Rice-grain clacification’ on plain radiograph supports diagnosis of neurocysticercosis.
- Rice-grain clacification on plain radiograph is a minor diagnostic criterion for neurocysticercosis