Case 60.  Visceral larva migrans of liver (44 y-o F)
         
    Surgical specimen of a localized liver nodule, accompanying mild abdominal dyscomfort    
         
   
Key words :  visceral larva migrans, liver abscess, Toxocara canis
   
         
   
zoonosis
   
     
 
     
A dead larva is seen in the center of the nodule (HE, low power).   Morphological identification of the larva was impossible (HE, high power). Eosinophlic reaction is evident.
     
 
     
Reference case 60A
A larva of Toxocara canis migrated in the liver. Encapsulated necrotic liver nodule in a 40 y-o female (HE, low power). Visceral larva migrans is usually caused by the larva of Anisakis, Toxocara canis, T. cati or Ascaris suum. No ova are observed.
  Reference case 60A
A larva of Toxocara canis migrated in the liver. Cuticles of the larval helminth remain in the necrotic lesion. Morphologic identification of the worm is impossible in this case. The diagnosis was made serologically.