rectangulum and Bathybothrium rectangulum as they also have a similar scolex
with bothria; however, they have lateral rather than medial genital openings 35.
Following a 28-day course of prednisolone and albendazole, a further OCT scan revealed that the scolex
had resolved while neuroimaging showed that the ring enhancing lesion had disappeared.
Almost all proglottids were not attached to a scolex
; only 26 (20 diphyllobothriids and 6 taeniids) proglottids had a scolex
MRI is more sensitive in identifying the scolex
within the cyst and in detection of intraventricular and subarachnoid lesion, whereas CT head is more sensitive in identifying calcified granuloma.
Caption: Figure 4: Parasitological study of the cyst fluid showing scolex
[right: evaginated scolex
, left: invaginated scolex] (Patient1).
(F) Histological view of a scolex
of the larva, transversal cut (200 [micro]m).
Beside these some of the undescribed species of Hymenolepis which main characteristic is strobila (2-5mm length) and scolex
bearing 10 hooks was commonly found in duodenum of ducks reported to be transmitted through wild birds.
Mature Asian tapeworms had a heart-shaped scolex
with deep long bothria, a flattened attachment disc (Fig.
We found material assigned to Proteocephalidea in the plerocercoid stage, presenting a scolex
with four simple suckers; both characteristics correspond to the order (Khalil et al., 1994).
2-D electrophoresis preliminary research of hydatid cyst fluid scolex
and cyst wall.
Larvae of Anisakidae and the metacestode Scolex
pleuronectis Muller, 1758 represented, respectively, the second and third most prevalent taxon (Table 1).
In 19 (46.3%) cases, a definite evidence of cysticercosis was observed in form of fragments of cysticercus bladder wall on cytology (Figure 3) while none of them showed hooklets or scolex
. All these cases showed varying proportion of inflammatory response with or without giant cells and granuloma (Figure 4).