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HomePediatrics DentistryCase of the Week 678

Case of the Week 678


This week’s fascinating and unusual case was donated by Dr. Vicki Schnadig at University of Texas Medical Branch. The patient is an elderly woman from rural Louisiana who presented with a subcutaneous thigh nodule. Dr. Schnadig’s team first performed a fine needle aspirate of the lesion which showed the following laminated spherical structure, but no definitive pathogen:

Following this, the team noted a worm-like object protruding from the aspiration site and pulled it out:

The following are histologic sections of this object:

Diagnosis?

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