Monday, September 19, 2011

Case of the Week 176

The following objects were seen in cross-section in an appendix from a 14 year old girl with abdominal pain. Identification? (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)

(H&E, 40x original magnification)


(H&E, 100x original magnification)


(H&E, 200x original magnification)

(H&E, 40x original magnification)


(H&E, 100x original magnification)


(H&E, 200x original magnification)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enterobius vermicularis.
bw in vt

MicrobeMan said...

Enterobius vermicularis.

Neuro_Nurse said...

Pinworms

Ladybug said...

Cross sections of Pinworms Enterobius vermicularis male and female.

Anonymous said...

E. vermicularis

santoshpath said...

Adult worm of Enterobius vermicularis. The ala / spines on the surface are helpful in ID.

Lukus Roberts said...

Enterobius - the lateral 'spines' give it away - and i believe i am correct in saying these are not actually spines but lateral ridges (alae) that run the length of the worms body?

Anonymous said...

I agree. This is pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis).