An unusual parasitological finding in a subcutaneous mammary nodule

Silvio Pampiglione, Thomas C. Orihel, Andrea Gustinelli, Wolfgang Gatzemeier, Laura Villani

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-478
Number of pages4
JournalPathology Research and Practice
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 24 2005


  • Anatrichosoma sp.
  • Breast nodule
  • Dirofilaria repens
  • Human
  • Italy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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