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Cysticercosis is an infection with the larval form of the pork tapeworm Taenia solium that commonly presents with central nervous system involvement. Isolated muscular involvement is rare with only a handful of cases reported in the literature. Involvement of the biceps brachii muscle is rarer with only two such cases reported. We present a case of isolated cysticercosis of the biceps brachii muscle that presented a diagnostic challenge. Misdiagnosed on ultrasound but diagnosed correctly on Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging, the patient's infection was successfully managed non-operatively with oral antihelminthic and symptomatic treatment.
Keywords: Cysticercosis, tapeworm, muscle, biceps brachii, albendazole, anti-inflammatory medication, MRI