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Soft tissue sparganosis

Journal Article:

Abstract

Sparganosis is a rare tissue-parasitic infestation caused by a plerocercoid tapeworm larva(sparganum), genus Spirometra. The most common clinical presentation of sparganosis is a palpable subcutaneous mass or masses. Fifteen simple radiographs and 10 ultrasosnograms of 17 patients with operatively verified subcutaneous sparganosis were retrospectively analyzed to find its radiologic characteristics for preoperative diagnosis of sparganosis. The location of the subcutaneous sparganosis were lower extremity, abdominal wall, breast, inguinal region and scrotum in order of frequency. The simple radiographs showed linear or elongated calcification with or without nodular elongated shaped soft tissue mass shadows in 8 patients, soft tissue mass shadow only in 2 patients and lateral abdominal wall thickening in 1 patient. But no specific findings was noted in 4 patients with small abdominal and inguinal masses. We could classify the subcutaneous sparganosis by ultrasound into 2 types: one is long band-like hypoechoic structures, corresponding to the subcutaneous tunnel-like tracks formed by migration of sparganum larva and the order is elongated or ovoid hyperechoic nodules, representing granulomas. Long band-like hypoechoic structures within or associated with mixed echoic granulomatous masses were noted in 6 patients and elongated or ovoid hypoechoic mass or masses were noted in 4 patients. In conclusion, sparganosis  More>>
Authors:
Park, Ki Soon; Lee, Yul; Chung, Soo Young; Park, Choong Ki; Lee, Kwan Sup; [1]  Cho, In Hwan; Suh, Hyoung Sim [2] 
  1. Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
  2. Daelin S. Mary's Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 1993
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the Korean Radiological Society; Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: 26 refs, 4 figs, 3 tabs
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ABDOMEN; ANIMAL TISSUES; DIAGNOSIS; IMAGES; PARASITES; PATIENTS; ULTRASONOGRAPHY
OSTI ID:
21153416
Country of Origin:
Korea, Republic of
Language:
Korean
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1738-2637; DBSHAH; TRN: KR0900923031974
Submitting Site:
KRN
Size:
page(s) 1288-1294
Announcement Date:
May 18, 2009

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Citation Formats

Park, Ki Soon, Lee, Yul, Chung, Soo Young, Park, Choong Ki, Lee, Kwan Sup, Cho, In Hwan, and Suh, Hyoung Sim. Soft tissue sparganosis. Korea, Republic of: N. p., 1993. Web.
Park, Ki Soon, Lee, Yul, Chung, Soo Young, Park, Choong Ki, Lee, Kwan Sup, Cho, In Hwan, & Suh, Hyoung Sim. Soft tissue sparganosis. Korea, Republic of.
Park, Ki Soon, Lee, Yul, Chung, Soo Young, Park, Choong Ki, Lee, Kwan Sup, Cho, In Hwan, and Suh, Hyoung Sim. 1993. "Soft tissue sparganosis." Korea, Republic of.
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title = {Soft tissue sparganosis}
author = {Park, Ki Soon, Lee, Yul, Chung, Soo Young, Park, Choong Ki, Lee, Kwan Sup, Cho, In Hwan, and Suh, Hyoung Sim}
abstractNote = {Sparganosis is a rare tissue-parasitic infestation caused by a plerocercoid tapeworm larva(sparganum), genus Spirometra. The most common clinical presentation of sparganosis is a palpable subcutaneous mass or masses. Fifteen simple radiographs and 10 ultrasosnograms of 17 patients with operatively verified subcutaneous sparganosis were retrospectively analyzed to find its radiologic characteristics for preoperative diagnosis of sparganosis. The location of the subcutaneous sparganosis were lower extremity, abdominal wall, breast, inguinal region and scrotum in order of frequency. The simple radiographs showed linear or elongated calcification with or without nodular elongated shaped soft tissue mass shadows in 8 patients, soft tissue mass shadow only in 2 patients and lateral abdominal wall thickening in 1 patient. But no specific findings was noted in 4 patients with small abdominal and inguinal masses. We could classify the subcutaneous sparganosis by ultrasound into 2 types: one is long band-like hypoechoic structures, corresponding to the subcutaneous tunnel-like tracks formed by migration of sparganum larva and the order is elongated or ovoid hyperechoic nodules, representing granulomas. Long band-like hypoechoic structures within or associated with mixed echoic granulomatous masses were noted in 6 patients and elongated or ovoid hypoechoic mass or masses were noted in 4 patients. In conclusion, sparganosis should be considered when these radiologic findings-irregular linear calcifications on simple radiograph and long band-like hypoechoic structures on ultrasonography, corresponding to the subcutaneous tunnel-like tracks formed by migration of sparganum larva are noted in the patients who have subcutaneous palpable mass or masses. And radiologic examination especially ultrasonography is very helpful to diagnose sparganosis.}
journal = {Journal of the Korean Radiological Society}
issue = {6}
volume = {29}
place = {Korea, Republic of}
year = {1993}
month = {Nov}
}