Breast sparganosis presenting with a painless breast lump: Report of two cases

Moon Young Oh, Kyoung Eun Kim, Min Jung Kim, A Jung Chu, Jong Yoon Lee, Jeong Hwan Park, Jongjin Kim, Ki-Tae Hwang

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Abstract

Sparganosis is a parasitic infestation caused by sparganum, a plerocercoid tapeworm larva of the genus Spirometra. Since the first case of human sparganosis reported in 1908, sparganosis has been a global disease, and is common in China, Japan, and Southeast Asian countries. Consumption of raw snakes, frogs, fish, or drinking contaminated beverages are sources of human infections. Human sparganosis usually manifests in subcutaneous fat in areas such as the abdomen, genitourinary tract, and limbs. Breast sparganosis cases are rare, representing less than 2% of total cases of human infections. Complete surgical extraction of the sparganum is the treatment of choice. Because of the rarity of the disease, clinical suspicion is vital to reach the diagnosis of breast sparganosis. Here we report 2 rare cases of breast sparganosis presenting with a painless breast lump, both treated with surgical excision and sparganum extraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Parasitology
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2019

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Sparganosis
Sparganum
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Cestoda
Snakes
Subcutaneous Fat
Beverages
Infection
Anura
Abdomen
Drinking
China
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Fishes
Extremities

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Sparganosis
  • Sparganum
  • Spirometra

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Breast sparganosis presenting with a painless breast lump : Report of two cases. / Oh, Moon Young; Kim, Kyoung Eun; Kim, Min Jung; Chu, A Jung; Lee, Jong Yoon; Park, Jeong Hwan; Kim, Jongjin; Hwang, Ki-Tae.

In: Korean Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 57, No. 2, 04.2019, p. 179-184.

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