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Sparganosis of the breast and lower extremities: Sonographic appearance.
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PMID:  24633936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sparganosis is a rare parasitic infection caused by larvae of the genus Spirometra. It can involve any part of the human body and usually manifests as a mass in various locations. We report a case of recurrent sparganosis in the breast and lower extremities. Our patient had recurrent subcutaneous masses in her breast and lower leg that showed characteristic ultrasonographic imaging findings of serpentine, tubular structures with surrounding increased echogenicity. These imaging findings are well correlated with pathologic findings. Worms were identified in resected specimens confirming sparganosis. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2014.
Authors:
Seung Joon Choi; Sung Hee Park; Min Jung Kim; Minju Jung; Byong Ho Ko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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