Radiologic Imaging

CT and MRI of persons with NCC typically reveal single or multiple cysts with variable calcification, cyst wall enhancement or surrounding edema [20]. Compared to CT imaging, MRI is superior for detection of the racemose form of NCC (basilar meningitis), the scolex of the parasite and additional cysts.

Escobar described four stages of NCC [21] (Table 36.8). Neurocysticercosis typically begins as one or more areas of non-contrast-enhancing areas of edema. This progresses to homogeneous contrast-enhancing lesions, then non-enhancing cystic lesions, then ring-enhancing cystic lesions with or without edema and, finally, to complete resolution or calcification. The majority of neurologic symptoms occur in people with cystic or calcified lesions.

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