Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



In two cases of ectopic localization of adult worms and eggs were seen in the liver, causing a granulomatous inflammatory reaction with dense eosinophilic infiltration and necrosis. In the first case, although antibodies for had been demonstrated, a clinical diagnosis of visceral larva migrans was recorded; however, further examination of a liver biopsy revealed eggs of . In the second case, severity of the intestinal pathology masked the presence of lesions and an adult that were discovered in a retrospective study of the liver 13 years later. A close similarity between the visceral larva migrans syndrome and ectopic localization (liver) of is established.


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