Case 192. Sparganosis (40 y-o F)

       
  Biopsy from creeping disease (cutaneous larva migrans) of the abdominal skin, seen after eating meat of wild chicken  
       

 

  In the myxoid matrix of the plerocercoid body, excretory vesicles, muscular fascicles and calcified bodies are seen (HE, high power). The calcified bodies are the hallmark of the Cestoda (tapeworm).