For this week's case, I'm going to take advantage of whole slide imaging technology via the cloud. The specimen is a section of large bowel obtained at autopsy. The prosectors were surprised to see several small worm-like objects attached to the bowel mucosa and therefore submitted representative sections for processing and microscopic examination. Here is a representative view of what they found:
Note that you don't need to download any special software to view this slide. You can use the "+" sign to zoom in, or simply use the track wheel on your mouse. It's pretty slick! Special thanks to Dr. Andy Norgan who made "Helminths in the Cloud" possible.