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Type: Artigo
Title: Dirofilariasis involving the oral cavity: report of the first case from South America
Author: Pereira, Laudenice Lucena
Della Coletta, Ricardo
Monteiro, Larissa Cavalcanti
Nicolau Ferreira, Victor Yuri
Leon, Jorge Esquiche
Ferreti Bonan, Paulo Rogerio
Abstract: Oral dirofilariasis is very rare with non-specific clinical manifestations. Here, we report the case of a 65-year-old South American woman with a submucosal nodule on her right buccal mucosa. The nodule was slightly tender and painful. Differential diagnoses included mesenchymal (lipoma or fibrolipoma, solitary fibrous tumor, and neurofibroma) or glandular benign tumors (pleomorphic adenoma) with secondary infections. We performed excisional biopsy. A histopathological examination revealed a dense fibrous capsule and a single female filarial worm showing double uterus appearance, neural plaque, well-developed musculature and intestinal apparatus. Dirofilariasis was diagnosed, and the patient was followed-up for 12 months without recurrence
Subject: Patologia
Country: Brasil
Editor: Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0025-2015
Date Issue: 2015
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