Volume 91, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



A chest-wall lesion of an immunocompetent patient was initially suspicious for a malignant tumor. Histopathological and polymerase chain reaction examinations revealed an infection with the larval stage of the tapeworm . Curative resection of the tumorous lesion was performed. Treatment options for immunocompromised patients and patients without known immune defect are discussed, because most of the infections occur in immunocompromised individuals.


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  • Received : 26 Mar 2014
  • Accepted : 10 May 2014
  • Published online : 03 Sep 2014

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