Monday, April 27, 2009

Case of the Week 67

The following was found in a lung wedge resection from a South American patient with hemoptysis. It measures approximately 5 mm in length. Identification?

4 comments:

Kathryn said...

Paragonimus?
Haven't got my notes to check but fluke in lung that looks like a coffee bean.

Anonymous said...

I agree - jmaybe a lung fluke. No notes but paragonamus westermani (??!) - Chris H

Anonymous said...

Looks like swine flu... Just kidding! I agree with Paragonimus, but have less confidence in the spelling.

Anonymous said...

Those images are so beautiful! Paragonimus westermani is my choice as well. Thanks for doing this blog; it's fun for us out here and I have learned a lot this year.
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