Twenty-five patients with calcified neurocysticercosis (two to four intraparenchymal brain calcifications) were asked to have a non-contrasted computed tomography (CT) scan of the thighs to determine the frequency of muscle calcifications detected by this technique. Thirteen (52%) showed one or more muscle calcifications. The numbers of calcifications in the thighs and the brain were not correlated. Patients with a positive CT scan for muscle calcifications were also examined by X-rays to compare both methods. Only 6 of 13 had visible calcifications on X-ray. Thigh CT scans can demonstrate muscle calcifications in a significant proportion of patients with calcified neurocysticercosis. © 2005 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2005|
Bustos, J. A., Garcia, H. H., Dorregaray, R., Naranjo, M., Pretell, E. J., Gonzalez, A. E., & Gilman, R. H. (2005). Detection of muscle calcifications by thigh CT scan in neurocysticercosis patients. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 775-779. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2005.04.011