Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1973;14(4):383-386.
Published online January 1, 2001.
Two Cases of Cysticercosis in the Vitreous Body.
Young Tae Chung
Department of Ophthalmology, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea.
초자체 (硝子體) 강내 (腔內) 유구낭충증 (有鉤囊蟲症) 2례
Abstract
The authors recently experienced two cases of cysticercosis in vitreous body. In the first case of a 27 years old Korean male had a balloon-like 11mm3 cyst in the vitreous body of the left eye. The cyst was extracted and microscopic examination revealed a well preserved cysticercosis cellulosae. In second case, the cyst with the size of 8mm3 in diameter was seen in vitreous body of the right eye of a 35 years old Korean male. Although ocular and cutaneous cysticercosis are common, but cysticercosis in the vitreous body rarely been reported in Korea.


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