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June 1976

Coenurus Infestation of Eye and Orbit

Author Affiliations

From the Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(6):961-964. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030485010

• Histopathologic examination of an eye with severe anterior uveitis and a whitish retrolental tumor in a 43-year-old woman, and of an orbital cystic tumor in a 2-year-old girl, showed the presence of Coenurus, the bladderworm of Multiceps multiceps. The single bladder of Coenurus may contain hundreds of scoleces. Intraocular Coenurus is most often located in the subretinal space.