J Breast Dis.  2019 Dec;7(2):113-116. 10.14449/jbd.2019.7.2.113.

Recurrent Ipsilateral Breast Sparganosis: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, Korea. hmh1916@gmail.com

Abstract

Sparganosis is a rare parasitic infection that can infect the abdominal wall, extremities, urogenital system, and/or central nervous system. Because the incidence of sparganosis is less than 2% of all reported cases of sparganosis, early diagnosis of sparganosis is difficult. Breast sparganosis has characteristic radiologic findings. Complete surgical removal is the treatment of choice and has the benefit of producing a definite diagnosis. Herein, we would report a case of recurrent breast sparganosis that occurred two years after surgical excision of worms from the ipsilateral breast.

Keyword

Breast; Recurrence; Sparganosis

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Wall
Breast*
Central Nervous System
Diagnosis
Early Diagnosis
Extremities
Incidence
Recurrence
Sparganosis*
Urogenital System
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