Monday, June 15, 2009

Case of the Week 73

The following worm was an incidental finding during routine screening colonoscopy in a patient from the Philippines. It measures approximately 4 cm in length, and was mounted on a slide for better visualization of its internal structures.

Identification?
BONUS: Which end is anterior and which is posterior?





2 comments:

Rabies Lab Testing said...

Wow
Thanks a million for sharing

I woulls call this a gravid Trichuris trichiura adult worm with eggs

How do you pronouce Trichuris?

Anonymous said...

really nice pics, esp the bipolar-plug eggs of T.trichuria.

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