Adult Filarial worm of Breast Masquerading Fibro Adenoma: A Case Report

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2014,2,1,366-368.
Published:January 2014
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Gupta Nalini1, Chawla Anu2

1- Consultant Histopathologist, SRL Reference Lab Gurgaon, 2-Pathologist SRL Reference Lab Gurgaon, Haryana, INDIA.


Lymphatic filariasis involving the female breast is unusual although not rare in endemic areas. In this case we report an unusual presentation of filariasis in 30 year old female patient who presented with a painless mobile breast lump clinically mimicking fibroadenoma. FNAC performed show multiple scattered microfilarias over a hemorrhagic background.

Light microscopy showed several microfilaria over an inflammatory background