PARASITOLOGY LABORATORY 8 – Intestinal CestodesUSTMED ’07 Sec C – AsM; Photos provided by JV.N.
Diphyllobothrium latum Ova
The eggs of this tapeworm are discharged from the proglottids andpass out in feces in an unembryonated condition. The egg is ovoidand moderately large.
Diphyllobothrium latum – ova
Diphyllobothrium latum ripe segment
Diphyllobothrium mansoni Ripe segmentDipylidium canincum Ova
Egg packets in fecal smears. The typical egg packet of D. caninum.These packets usually contain 8-15 eggs, each of which containsan oncosphere. The oncospheres, each with their 6 hooklets.
Dipylidium caninum – ovaDipylidium caninum scolex
The scolex of this carmine-stained, adult cestode has four largesuckers and a conical rostellum bearing many rows of small spiens.
Dipylidium caninum – scolex
Dipylidium caninum Immature segmentDipylidium caninum – Mature and Ripe
Dipylidium caninum proglottid
This gravid, carmine-stainedproglottid illustrates thecompartmentalized nature of the uterus and the two,laterally placed, genital poresso characteristic of thespecies.
Dipylidium caninum composite
DIPHYLLOBOTHRIUM LATUMDIPYLIDIUM CANINUM