Monday, April 16, 2018

Case of the Week 490

This week's case is generously donated by Florida Fan. The following object was submitted to the laboratory for identification. It had been retrieved during colonoscopy from the cecum of a 40-year-old man.



Identification?

11 comments:

Dwight Ferris said...

Trichuris trichiura adult

M.C. Martín R. Hernández C. said...

Trichuris sp., and it is a female

Lyne said...

Trichuris trichiura adult

Blaine Mathison said...

Trichuris trichiura...'hide-in-cecum' :-P

Anonymous said...

I agree with my predecessors. But could it be Trichuris vulpis?
Luis

Atiya Kausar said...

Trichuris trichura adult female

Idzi P. said...

Adult Trichuris. Retrieved from a human, so most likely T. trichiura. The first picture nicely shows why it is called the “whip worm”! Thanks Florida Fan!

Luis Fernando Solorzano said...

Truchuris trichura adult female

Rasta Bob said...

Anal prolapse here we come!

M.C. Martín R. Hernández C. said...

it can be of the species trichiura or of the species vulpis since both can infect the human being

Anonymous said...

It is Trichuris trichiura adult worm