Monday, March 15, 2010

Case of the Week 109

The following were an unexpected finding from a ultrasound guided endoscopy and FNA of a pancreatic cyst. Giemsa stained, 400x and 600x.

Question: What anatomic site did these organisms most likely come from?
Case courtesy of Dr. Abdelmonen Elhosseiny


Anonymous said...

Wow. The duodenum, presumably. In a pancreatic cyst! Wonder if they were just along for the ride, or contributed to the pathology.

Kathy said...

Those are lovely Giardia trophozoites!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful Gaidia Lamblia trophs.

Mayo New England

Anonymous said...

Giardia lamblia. Lovely.

Salbrent said...

Giardia duodenalis (lamblia) trophs I expect from duodenal to match the name ha ha maybe pulled up with the string test
Excellent staining and pics
thanks for sharing