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In-toto removal of a subretinal Cysticercus cellulosae by pars plana vitrectomy.
  1. M H Luger,
  2. J S Stilma,
  3. P J Ringens and
  4. J van Baarlen
  1. F C Donders Institute of Ophthalmology, Utrecht University Hospital, The Netherlands.


    A case of subretinal cysticercosis was treated with laser coagulations round the cyst prior to surgery. In-toto removal of the living cysticercus was performed by pars plana vitrectomy. Two weeks after surgery 25/20 vision was regained. Histopathology of the cyst confirmed the clinical diagnosis.

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