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Apparent Sparganosis Presenting as a Palpable Neck Mass: A Case Report and Review of Literature

대한영상의학회지 2020년 81권 5호 p.1210 ~ 1215
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Abstract


Sparganosis is an uncommon human parasitic infection caused by plerocercoid cysts of the genus Spirometra. Sparganosis of the neck is a rare condition, thus making it difficult to diagnose. It is often initially misdiagnosed as a lymphadenopathy or a soft tissue tumor. Herein, we describe a rare case of apparent sparganosis presenting as a palpable mass in the left neck of a 53-year-old female patient. Imaging studies played a key role in the diagnosis. In this case report, we emphasize that sparganosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a palpable superficial mass. We also stress the importance of meticulous radiological review in the context of appropriate clinical suspicion.

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Sparganosis; Neck; Breast; Ultrasonography; Computed Tomography, X-Ray

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