Sunday, March 4, 2012

Case of the Week 198

The following were submitted for identification by a concerned patient who had recently consumed barbequed pork ribs, along with her family. The day after, she discovered the following structures which she thought represented possible worms in the meat (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE)

The objects were extremely hard and had blunt ends with irregular external surfaces

Also submitted was a portion of the affected pork and a histologic section:

H&E, 40 times original magnification

H&E, 100 times original magnification

H&E, 400 times original magnification

How would you sign this case out?


Anonymous said...

Cartilage; or, as we call it in the south, gristle.

Sweet merciful heavens.

Anonymous said...

fat or gristle

Anonymous said...

Cartilage. The Parasite Gal certainly sees a wide range of specimens!