ID#: 18434
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This pathology specimen represented a hydatid cyst that had been excised from the tongue of an eighteen-year-old Bantu female. For purposes of scale, the cyst had been cut in half exposing its interior hollow, and photographed adjacent to a razor blade, giving you a sense of how large the specimen had been. This cyst was had been caused by the larval stages of cestodes (tapeworms) of the genus, Echinococcus.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. George R. Healy
Creation Date: 1972
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