Monday, November 10, 2008

Case of the Week 45

The following worms were removed from the small bowel during colonoscopy. At the time of the procedure, the endoscopist noted several punctate hemorrhages in the surrounding mucosa and rightly concluded that these represented previous attachment sites for the worms.

Light microscopy of the mouthparts revealed the following.


1 comment:

Heather said...

Hookworm? Can't get a look at cutting plates, though, to see if they're pointed or flattish...