Human pulmonary dirofilariasis; a case report and a review of 117 cases in Japan

Jun Sakurai, H. Gobara, N. Tajiri, S. Kanazawa, Y. Ando, S. Maruyama, N. Yokoyama, C. Ohbayashi

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Abstract

Pulmonary dirofilariasis is a rare disease in humans. According to the previous reports about this disease, the chest radiograph shows a single round mass in the peripheral lung. On HRCT, the mass has a clear margin without pleural indentation or calcification. The cavity formation within the mass is uncommon. In our case, the cavities with a smooth wall existed in the periphery of the mass. Histopathologically, a bronchiole communicated with the cavity. The characteristic HRCT findings including cavity formation, as seen in our case, may be helpful to differentiate this disease from malignant lung tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume51
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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