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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 585-587

A rare case of racemose ocular myocysticercosis masquerading as exotropic Duane's retraction syndrome

1 Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Neuro-Ophthalmology Services, Centre for Sight Group of Eye Hospitals, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology Services, Centre for Sight Group of Eye Hospitals, Delhi NCR, India
3 Anterior Segment Service, Centre for Sight Group of Eye Hospitals, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sumit Monga
Centre for Sight, B5/24, Safdarjang Enclave, Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_3138_20

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A 13-year-old girl presented with recent onset diplopia. At presentation, she had an ocular motility deficit resembling left eye exotropic-Duane's retraction syndrome. On imaging, her left eye lateral rectus was grossly swollen, with the presence of an elongated cystic lesion in its belly. The latter was a rare presentation of racemose cysticercosis, an uncommon variant of neurocysticercosis, hitherto unreported in an extraocular muscle. The child was medically managed with oral steroids and albendazole. There was a partial resolution of ocular motility deficit and complete regression of the intramuscular cysticercus lesion.

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