Korean J Parasitol.  1985 Dec;23(2):260-268. 10.3347/kjp.1985.23.2.260.

An acephalic budding Cysticercus (= Racemose cysticercus) found at the abdominal wall of a man

  • 1Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 151, Korea.
  • 2Department of Dermatology, St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic Medical College, Seoul 100, Korea.
  • 3Department of Parasitology, Catholic Medical College, Seoul 135, Korea.


An acephalic budding Cysticercus of 1.2 cm long was removed surgically at the abdominal wall of a Korean man. The worm revealed abnormal buds on the bladder wall and absence of suckers and hooklets in the scolex body. The buds were of two histologic types; branching bud covered with normal tegumentum and with subtegumental cells of normal density, and buds of proliferated subtegumental cells with lacunae formation. On the bases of the morphologic features, it was identified as a racemose cysticercus. This case confirms that its extracranial location is possible.

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