A Rare Case of Peritoneal Larval Cestodiosis by Mesocestoides from Aydın Region in Turkey

Osman Selçuk Aldemir, Güneş Erdoğan


A case report was presented from the peritonea of a 3 year-old mixed breed stray cat weighing 3.2 kg was referred to the Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology for spaying. On physical examination her body condition and warm were normal but mild diarrhoea was detected. After physical and ultrasonographic examination, white larvae-like structures were observed within the abdominal cavity. These structures were collected in saline solution for parasitological examination. On parasitological examination, one hundred eleven larvae were found in the peritonea. After examining macroscopically and microscopically these larvae were identified as L2 stage of Mesocestoides spp. This is the first report from Aydin in Turkey, based on morphological characteristics in this study.


Parasitological examination; Peritoneal tetrathyridiosis; Ultrasonographic diagnosis of Mesocestoides spp; Cestode larval infection; Cat

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v2i5.249-250.163

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