Intramuscular and subcutaneous sparganosis: Sonographic findings

Young Kim Hee, Chang Ho Kang, Hyuk Kim Jung, Soon Hyuck Lee, Young Park Si, Weon Cho Sung

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A case of subcutaneous and intramuscular sparganosis was confirmed on surgical excision of a worm in a 60-year-old woman suffering from painful masses in the right thigh. Sonography and MRI revealed an ill-defined intramuscular lesion and multiple cystic lesions in the subcutaneous tissue. At the time of the excision, a sparganum larva was found in the adductor longus muscle. If an intramuscular mass with a serpiginous cystic tract is seen on imaging studies in an endemic area, musculoskeletal sparganosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of a soft tissue tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-572
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Sparganosis
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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