Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Case of the Week 666

I have a fascinating parasite for the dreaded Case of the Week 666 - not a bad way to end out 2021! I promise I will start us off in 2022 with something fun.

The following was seen on a Giemsa-based stain from a liver cyst. Identification?





6 comments:

JayD said...

Hydatic cyst of Ecchinococcus

Eddy Martinez said...

Liver cyst due to Echinococcus sp.

Old One said...

Enface view of a double ring arrangement of hooklets both large and small, morphologically consistent with those of the family taeniidae. Due to its occurrence in the human liver, I believe this to be a rostellum of an Echinococcus sp. protoscolex.

Size of hooklets would allow differentiation of this genus from other taeniids.

Anonymous said...

Wow, such a fantastic picture to end the year with. A frontal view of an Echinococcus rostellum. A few loose hooklets add the finishing touch to a rare medical beauty.
Florida Fan

Sir Galahad said...
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Sir Galahad said...

PS Echinococcus granulosus, rostello con uncini