While examining some histological sections of a clinically suspected neoplastic nodule in a woman's breast, sections of Dirofilaria repens were noted in the same nodule along with sections of a different nematode. The latter appeared to be a specimen possibly belonging to the genus Anatrichosoma (family Trichosomoididae), a parasitic group of helminths rarely reported in humans. In view of the diagnostic interest in an exceptional event, such as a double parasitic infection in the same nodule, we report the details of the case and the morphological findings.
- Anatrichosoma sp.
- Breast nodule
- Dirofilaria repens
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine