Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Case of the Week 650

Greetings from New England! I'm on vacation this week, so this will be a very short case - courtesy of Dr. Seema Jabbar. The following was "coughed up" by a patient. Most likely identification?



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah Ha, once more the male round worm finds its way out. Judging by the curved tail and the size, it’s a male Ascaris lumbricoides. The female is longer and larger with a straight tail. Hopefully this is the only one in the patient and thought terrifying it’s good riddance for the host.
Florida Fan

Eagleville said...

"Very short case" - not so short - at least 17cm. Ascaris lumbricoides.

Dr Sourav Maiti said...

Possibly Ascaris lumbricoides.

Idzi P. said...

Adult (because of size) male (because of curved tail) of Ascaris lumbricoides.
Always quite spectacular when things come wriggling out!
Some labs cut up these worms, hoping to find eggs for confirmation of their identification…
Well… good luck what that in this case…
They shouldn’t…

Lyne C├ędilotte said...

Ascaris lumbricoides male