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Breast-nonmalignant

Parasites

Sparganosis

 

Reviewer: Hind Nassar, M.D. in January 2009 (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 October 2012, last major updated March 2010

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Definition

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● Infection with larval tapeworm of genus Spirometra (Stanford University)

 

Terminology

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Epidemiology

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Sites

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Etiology

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● Ingesting snake or frog meat or drinking untreated water

 

Life cycle

 

Clinical features

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Prognostic factors

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Case reports

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● 17 cm worm (Korean J Parasitol 2002;40:187)

● 20 cm actively moving worm (Korean J Parasitol 2006;44:151)

● 38 year old man (J Formos Med Assoc 2005;104:127)

 

Treatment

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● Excision / extraction plus possibly mebendazole (may be resistant)

 

Clinical images

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Worm arising from 2 cm breast nodule at surgery

 

Gross description (Macroscopy)

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Gross images

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Extracted worms

 

Micro description (Histopathology)

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Micro images

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Drawings

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Virtual Slides

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Videos

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Cytology description

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Cytology images

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Positive stains

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Negative stains

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Electron microscopy descriptions

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Electron microscopy images

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Molecular / cytogenetics description

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Molecular / cytogenetics images

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Differential Diagnosis

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Additional references

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