Case #468 – May, 2018

The object shown in Figures AC was found in a stool specimen collected in SAF (sodium acetate-acetic acid- formalin) from a 43-year-old woman born and raised in Manitoba, Canada with no recent travel reported. Estimated length of the object was 8 millimeters. What is your diagnosis? Based on what criteria?

(This case and images were kindly provided by the Cadham Provincial Public Health Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB)

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Figure A

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Figure B

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Figure C

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