The clinical manifestations of coenurosis are variable and depend on the location of the cyst.
When in the brain, patients may complain of occipital headaches (headaches in the lower part of the skull), vomiting, seizures, hemiplegia (paralysis affecting only one side of the body), monoplegia (paralysis that involves one limb), and cerebellar ataxia (loss of ability to coordinate muscular movements).
Cysts in the spinal canal can cause arachnoiditis. Arachnoiditis is a term used to describe a pain caused by inflammation of one of the membranes that surrounds and protects the nerves of the spinal cord. This membranes is called the arachnoid, hence the name arachnoiditis.
In the eye, the coenurus cyst is usually located in the posterior chamber, causing decreased vision.
In the subcutaneous and intermuscular tissues, the lesion presents as a mass which is sometimes painful