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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-61

Lymphatic filariasis presenting as retroperitoneal cyst


1 Department of Surgical Pathology, Sancheti Histopathology Laboratory, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgery, Gopal Surgical Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/tp.TP_73_19

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Filariasis is endemic in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Lymphatic filariasis presents commonly as hydrocele, lymphocele, lymphadenopathy, pitting edema, elephantiasis, or subclinical microfilaremia. Here, we present a case of filariasis presenting as a retroperitoneal cyst, which was diagnosed on identification of microfilaria in the cyst fluid and cyst wall.


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