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A case of oular sparganosis in Korea.

Yang JW, Lee JH, Kang MS - Korean J Ophthalmol (2007)

Bottom Line: Her ocular findings were normal, except for a subconjunctival mass (1.5 x 1.5 mm).A parasite excised from the subconjunctival mass was identified as a sparganum, by microscopic examination after hematoxylin-eosin staining.Although rare, parasitic disease should be suspected in a palpable subconjunctival mass unresponsive to the medical treatment.

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Pusan Paik Hospital, Inje University, Jin-gu, Pusan, Korea. eyeyang@inje.ac.kr

ABSTRACT

Purpose: To present a case of ocular sparoganosis presenting as itching sensation.

Methods: A 60-year-old woman presented for removal of an itchy subconjunctival mass in her left eye. Her ocular findings were normal, except for a subconjunctival mass (1.5 x 1.5 mm).

Results: A parasite excised from the subconjunctival mass was identified as a sparganum, by microscopic examination after hematoxylin-eosin staining. The mummified parasite was identified as the plerocercoid phase of the sparganum, by microscopy.

Conclusions: Although rare, parasitic disease should be suspected in a palpable subconjunctival mass unresponsive to the medical treatment.

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Skeletal muscle showed focal fibrosis and chronic inflammatory infiltrate with a track-like space (arrow) at its center (HE, ×40).
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Figure 3: Skeletal muscle showed focal fibrosis and chronic inflammatory infiltrate with a track-like space (arrow) at its center (HE, ×40).

Mentions: On microscopic examination, it was a larva and a foreign body granulomatous reaction was seen in soft tissue. A section of worm had a non-cellular tegument, subtegumental cells, and parenchyma containing calcareous corpuscles and longitudinal smooth muscle fibers, which confirmed as a sparganum larva (Fig. 3).


A case of oular sparganosis in Korea.

Yang JW, Lee JH, Kang MS - Korean J Ophthalmol (2007)

Skeletal muscle showed focal fibrosis and chronic inflammatory infiltrate with a track-like space (arrow) at its center (HE, ×40).
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Figure 3: Skeletal muscle showed focal fibrosis and chronic inflammatory infiltrate with a track-like space (arrow) at its center (HE, ×40).
Mentions: On microscopic examination, it was a larva and a foreign body granulomatous reaction was seen in soft tissue. A section of worm had a non-cellular tegument, subtegumental cells, and parenchyma containing calcareous corpuscles and longitudinal smooth muscle fibers, which confirmed as a sparganum larva (Fig. 3).

Bottom Line: Her ocular findings were normal, except for a subconjunctival mass (1.5 x 1.5 mm).A parasite excised from the subconjunctival mass was identified as a sparganum, by microscopic examination after hematoxylin-eosin staining.Although rare, parasitic disease should be suspected in a palpable subconjunctival mass unresponsive to the medical treatment.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Pusan Paik Hospital, Inje University, Jin-gu, Pusan, Korea. eyeyang@inje.ac.kr

ABSTRACT

Purpose: To present a case of ocular sparoganosis presenting as itching sensation.

Methods: A 60-year-old woman presented for removal of an itchy subconjunctival mass in her left eye. Her ocular findings were normal, except for a subconjunctival mass (1.5 x 1.5 mm).

Results: A parasite excised from the subconjunctival mass was identified as a sparganum, by microscopic examination after hematoxylin-eosin staining. The mummified parasite was identified as the plerocercoid phase of the sparganum, by microscopy.

Conclusions: Although rare, parasitic disease should be suspected in a palpable subconjunctival mass unresponsive to the medical treatment.

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Related in: MedlinePlus