Monday, October 20, 2008

Case of the Week 42

Cross-sections through an appendix removed for acute appendicitis revealed the following:
(H&E stained histologic images, Click to enlarge)


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is our old friend Enterobius vermicularis, pregnant with unembryonated eggs. BW in BVT.

Tom said...

I'm thinking Toxocara, with its lateral alae. As a side comment it seems like there should be some geeky parasitology joke that starts out, "two larvae migrated into a bar..."

Anonymous said...

E. vermicularis, b/c of the cute little eggs.

ian said...

I'm going with Enterobius vermicularis as well.