Acanthocephalan, Probably Bolbosoma, from the Peritoneal Cavity of Man in Japan

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  • Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
  • | Otsuji Surgical Clinic, Kagoshima
  • | § First Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University
  • | | Department of Parasitology, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University
  • | ** Department of Medical Zoology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan

An immature female acanthocephalan in a tumor on the serosa over the ileum of a 16-year-old boy in Kagoshima, Japan, was identified as probably a species of Bolbosoma. This is the second such case to be reported.