Oral cysticercosis


  • Hercílio Martelli Júnior -University of Montes Claros -Faculty of Odontology of Alfenas-Unifenas
  • Mario Rodrigues Melo Filho University of Montes Claros
  • Luis Antônio Nogueira Santos University of Montes Claros




Cysticercosis. Differential diagnosis and oral lesion


Cysticercosis rarely involves the oral region in humans, although is a common disease in developing countries. In this report we document a case of oral cysticercosis in a 7-year-old boy who sought treatment for an asymptomatic nodule of the right buccal mucosa. Histopathologic findings of the excised cyst are diagnostic of the lesion.


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Author Biographies

Hercílio Martelli Júnior, -University of Montes Claros -Faculty of Odontology of Alfenas-Unifenas

Graduate at Odontologia from Universidade de Alfenas (1996), master's at Biologia e Patologia Buco Dental from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2000) and ph.d. at Estomatopatologia from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2002). Has experience in Odontology, acting on the following subjects: fibromatose gengival hereditária, heredograma, epidemiologia, diagnóstico diferencial and saúde.

Mario Rodrigues Melo Filho, University of Montes Claros

bachelor's at Odontologia from Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri - Campus JK (1982), master's at Odontologia from Universidade Camilo Castelo Branco (2000) and doctorate at Multidisciplinary from Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros (2015). Has experience in Odontology, focusing on Bucomaxilofacial Surgery, acting on the following subjects: câncer em cabeça e pescoço, mucosite, radioterapia, candidiase bucal and candida spp.

Luis Antônio Nogueira Santos, University of Montes Claros

possui graduação em Odontologia pela Faculdade de Odontologia de Três Corações (1993) e mestrado em Odontologia área de Concentração Estomatologia pela Universidade Federal da Bahia (2005). Doutor em Radiologia Odontológica pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas e professor da Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros. Tem experiência na área de Odontologia, com ênfase em Radiologia Odontológica, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: radiologia, patologia bucal, tomografia computadorizada e diagnóstico por imagem.


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How to Cite

Martelli Júnior H, Melo Filho MR, Santos LAN. Oral cysticercosis. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 26 [cited 2023 Jan. 30];5(18):1109-11. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641912



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