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n. pl. cys·ti·cer·ci (-sī′)
The larval stage of many tapeworms, consisting of a single invaginated scolex enclosed in a fluid-filled cyst.

[New Latin : Greek kustis, bladder; see cyst + Greek kerkos, tail.]


n, pl -ci (-saɪ)
(Zoology) an encysted larval form of many tapeworms, consisting of a head (scolex) inverted in a fluid-filled bladder. See also hydatid1, coenurus
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek kustis pouch, bladder + kerkos tail]


(ˌsɪs təˈsɜr kəs)

n., pl. -cer•ci (-ˈsɜr saɪ)
the larva of certain tapeworms, having the head retracted into a bladderlike structure; bladder worm.
[1835–45; < New Latin < Greek kýsti(s) cyst + kérkos tail]
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Humans can become infected by eating raw or undercooked meat or organs infected with cysticerci.
of Percentage of Patients Distribution Venous Infarct 2 40% Arterial Infarct 3 60% Total 5 Stages of Cysticerci on MRI First stage Vesicular Cyst + Scolex Non enhancement Second stage Coloidal Ring enhancement Edema Third stage Granular nodular Decreased enhancement degeneration and edema Begins calcification Fourth stage Involution Obvius calcification on CT and MRI (T2*WI) Cortical Atrophy was further Classified as Under Grade of Atrophy Ventricular Width Sulci Borderline 16-20 mm < 5 mm atrophy Mild atrophy 16-20 mm 6-9 mm Moderate atrophy > 20 mm or 16-20 mm 6-9 mm or > 9 mm Severe atrophy > 20 mm > 9 mm Fig.
Experimental bovine infection with Taenia saginata eggs: recovery rates and cysticerci location.
In the CNS, the cysticerci (the larvae) may lodge in the brain parenchyma, the spinal cord, the sub-arachnoid space, or the ventricles, lying dormant for years or causing various categories of clinical disease (Table 2).
Steroid hormone production by parasites: the case of Taenia crassiceps and Taenia solium cysticerci.
Subsequent penetration of the mucosa by the embryos results in cysticerci developing in the human organs and tissues.
1) Cysticerci have a propensity for developing in the central nervous system (60% of cases) (4) and are classically described as containing an invaginated scolex (head of organism).
The four patients had recurrent seizures, and the brain lesions identified by diagnostic imaging were consistent with cysticerci.
This infection is acquired via ingestion of cysticerci, the larvae of the Taenia solium (tapeworm, or cestode), in uncooked/undercooked pork or fecally contaminated food or water.
Gastrointestinal tapeworm infections result from the ingestion of cysticerci in undercooked meat.