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PEREIRA - FIGUEIREDO, Mayra A.; FRANCO-DA SILVA, Daniela; GOMEZ - MANRIQUE, Wilson  and  RODRIGUES - DE SOUSA, Antônio A.. Cycle erratic Dioctophyme renale: report of two cases. Orinoquia [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.1, pp.96-101. ISSN 0121-3709.

Dioctophyme renale is the largest roundworm known. The complex epidemiological chain this is indirect life cycle that involves different species. The first-stage larvae-containing eggs must be ingested by an aquatic oligochaete annelid intermediate host, and essential for the continuation of the cycle. It is located in the definitive host priority in the right kidney, but can be found in ectopic location, such as the abdominal cavity. This paper reports the occurrence of two cases in São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil. In the first case the animal had been sent to the Veterinary Hospital of the State University of Maranhão for mastectomy and the second case was a consultation in private practice Veterinary Saint Anthony for verification of a volume increase in the inguinal region left, thinking in both cases, the nematode D. renale. The present report contributes to the importance of observing during cavity surgery the anatomy of the viscera and the presence of in the direction of clinical surgeon to anticipate the emergence of any kind of clinical symptoms caused by this nematode.

Keywords : cycle ectopic; dioctophymosis; nematelminthe; parasite; breast tumor.

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