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Table 5 Number of infected carcasses identified by ‘selective dissection’ of different organ/tissue combinations for the detection of T. solium cysticercosis in 22 confirmed infected pig carcasses with more than ten cysts

From: Re-visiting the detection of porcine cysticercosis based on full carcass dissections of naturally Taenia solium infected pigs

  Heart Tongue Diaphragm Masseter Psoas
Heart 12
Tongue 15 13
Diaphragm 16 17 12
Masseter 16 16 16 12
Psoas 14 15 14 15 10
Heart and tongue na na 18 18 16
Heart and diaphragm na 18 na 19 17
Heart and masseter na 18 19 na 18
Heart and psoas na 16 17 18 na
Tongue and diaphragm 18 na na 19 17
Tongue and masseter 18 na 19 na 18
Tongue and psoas 16 na 17 18 na
Diaphragm and masseter 19 19 na na 17
Diaphragm and psoas 17 17 na 17 na
Masseter and psoas 18 18 17 na na
  1. Abbreviation: na not applicable