Clinical Manifestation of a Patient With Forehead Sparganosis

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Abstract

Human sparganosis is a parasite infection caused by the larva of a tapeworm of the genus Spirometra. Ocular, central nervous system, auricular, pulmonary, intraosseous, intraperitoneal, and subcutaneous manifestations of this infection in the neck or inguinal region have been described.

The authors report the rare occurrence of cutaneous forehead sparganosis of a 19-year-old male who presented with a soft subcutaneous mass in the forehead, along with a related literature review.

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