Dirofilaria repens mimicking an ovarian mass: histologic and molecular diagnosis.

To the Editor Human dirofilariasis is a parasitic vector-borne zoonosis caused by nematodes of the genus Dirofilaria (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae), often mimicking tumor-like lesions (1–11). In the Old World, human dirofilariasis is an emergent vector-borne zoonosis (1, 10). We describe the first human ovarian localization of D. repens, mimicking a tumor… CONTINUE READING