Ovarian Enterobiasis—A Proposed Pathogenesis

Edwin N. BeckmanDepartment of Pathology and Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans, Louisiana

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John B. HollandDepartment of Pathology and Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ochsner Medical Institutions, New Orleans, Louisiana

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An Enterobius vermicularis within the parenchyma of the ovary is a rare phenomenon. We present a case and propose that the gravid female, after wandering from perianal skin into the vagina and then through the female genital passages, arrived at the ovary and entered a recently ruptured graafian follicle.

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