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Bilateral cystic swelling over scapula-an unusual presentation of filariasis

Deepak Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, Aftab Ahmed, Ognyan Zlatev, Mila Kayryakova, Ivan Inkov.

Abstract
Lymphatic filariasis is a parasitic infection commonly known as elephantiasis. Filariasis presents as hydrocele, genital/scrotal swelling, adenolymphangitis (ADL), swelling of limbs, and genitalia. The causative agent resides in lymphatic channels and causes its obstructions leading to lymphedema. In India, males commonly present with hydrocele and females with lymphedema. Filariasis presenting as bilateral cystic swelling over the scapula is very rare even in endemic areas like India. Wuchereria bancrofti is the common causative agent of filarial infections in India. Here, we present a rare case of filariasis presenting as bilateral cystic swelling over the scapula. The imaging findings are discussed in the case report, which leads us to the diagnosis with further confirmation on microscopy by the presence of microfilariae within the cyst.No such case has been reported in the literature.

Key words: ADL-Adenilymphangitis


 
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Kumar D, Kumar R, Ahmed A, Zlatev O, Kayryakova M, Inkov I. Bilateral cystic swelling over scapula-an unusual presentation of filariasis. Int J Surg Med. 2019; 5(1): 40-42. doi:10.5455/ijsm.filariasis-bilateral-cystic-swelling


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Kumar D, Kumar R, Ahmed A, Zlatev O, Kayryakova M, Inkov I. Bilateral cystic swelling over scapula-an unusual presentation of filariasis. http://www.ejos.org/?mno=251300 [Access: March 24, 2019]. doi:10.5455/ijsm.filariasis-bilateral-cystic-swelling


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Kumar D, Kumar R, Ahmed A, Zlatev O, Kayryakova M, Inkov I. Bilateral cystic swelling over scapula-an unusual presentation of filariasis. Int J Surg Med. 2019; 5(1): 40-42. doi:10.5455/ijsm.filariasis-bilateral-cystic-swelling



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Kumar D, Kumar R, Ahmed A, Zlatev O, Kayryakova M, Inkov I. Bilateral cystic swelling over scapula-an unusual presentation of filariasis. Int J Surg Med. (2019), [cited March 24, 2019]; 5(1): 40-42. doi:10.5455/ijsm.filariasis-bilateral-cystic-swelling



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Kumar, D., Kumar, . R., Ahmed, . A., Zlatev, . O., Kayryakova, . M. & Inkov, . I. (2019) Bilateral cystic swelling over scapula-an unusual presentation of filariasis. Int J Surg Med, 5 (1), 40-42. doi:10.5455/ijsm.filariasis-bilateral-cystic-swelling



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Kumar, Deepak, Rajesh Kumar, Aftab Ahmed, Ognyan Zlatev, Mila Kayryakova, and Ivan Inkov. 2019. Bilateral cystic swelling over scapula-an unusual presentation of filariasis. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, 5 (1), 40-42. doi:10.5455/ijsm.filariasis-bilateral-cystic-swelling



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Kumar, Deepak, Rajesh Kumar, Aftab Ahmed, Ognyan Zlatev, Mila Kayryakova, and Ivan Inkov. "Bilateral cystic swelling over scapula-an unusual presentation of filariasis." International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 (2019), 40-42. doi:10.5455/ijsm.filariasis-bilateral-cystic-swelling



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Kumar, Deepak, Rajesh Kumar, Aftab Ahmed, Ognyan Zlatev, Mila Kayryakova, and Ivan Inkov. "Bilateral cystic swelling over scapula-an unusual presentation of filariasis." International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5.1 (2019), 40-42. Print. doi:10.5455/ijsm.filariasis-bilateral-cystic-swelling



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Kumar, D., Kumar, . R., Ahmed, . A., Zlatev, . O., Kayryakova, . M. & Inkov, . I. (2019) Bilateral cystic swelling over scapula-an unusual presentation of filariasis. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, 5 (1), 40-42. doi:10.5455/ijsm.filariasis-bilateral-cystic-swelling