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Solitary Fourth Ventricular Neurocysticercosis Presenting as Status Migrainosus


  • Rakesh Shukla DM,

  • Vimal Kumar Paliwal MD,

  • Deepak Jha MCh

  • From the Department of Neurology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India (Shukla and Paliwal); and Department of Neurosurgery, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, UP, India (Jha).

Address all correspondence to Rakesh Shukla, King George's Medical University, Lucknow-226003, UP, India.


Fourth ventricular cysts in patients with neurocysticercosis are generally solitary without accompanying parenchymal cysts and hence present with hydrocephalic symptoms at the time of implantation. We report a patient with status migrainosus-like presentation in whom the neurological examination was normal and the diagnosis was made by imaging (CT and MRI scan).