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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 298-300

Periorbital dirofilariasis-Clinical and imaging findings: Live worm on ultrasound

1 Dr. Shaji's MRI and Research Centre, Calicut, India
2 Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Calicut, India
3 Aswini Diagnostics, Calicut, India

Correspondence Address:
Thandre N Gopinath
Dr. Shaji's MRI and Research Centre, Mini Byepass Road, Puthiyara, Kozhikode - 673 001, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.114111

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Ocular dirofilariasis is a zoonotic filariasis caused by nematode worm,Dirofilaria. We present a case of dirofilariasis affecting the upper eyelid in a 2-year-old child presenting as an acutely inflammed cyst, from southern Indian state of Kerala. Live adult worm was surgically removed and confirmed to be Dirofilaria repens. Live worm showing continuous movement was seen on the pre-operative high-resolution ultrasound. Ultrasound can be helpful in pre-operative identification of live worm.Imaging findings reported in literature are very few. We describe the clinical, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings.

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