strobila


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strobila

 [stro-bi´lah]
the chain of proglottids constituting the bulk of the body of adult tapeworms, sometimes considered to constitute the entire body, including the head, neck, and proglottids.

stro·bi·la

, pl.

stro·bi·lae

(strō'bi-lă, -lē),
A chain of segments, less the scolex and unsegmented neck portion, of a tapeworm; in the monozoic tapeworms (subclass Cestodaria and some members of the subclass Cestoda), it may consist of a single proglottid.
[G. stobilē, a twist of lint]

strobila

(strō-bī′lə)
n. pl. strobi·lae (-lē)
A part or structure that buds to form a series of segments, especially:
a. The body of a tapeworm behind the scolex, consisting of a series of proglottids.
b. The stack of disklike segments produced by the polyps of certain jellyfishes, which separates into immature medusae.

stro·bi′lar adj.

stro·bi·la

, pl. strobilae (strō-bī'lă, -lē)
A chain of segments, less the scolex and unsegmented neck portion, of a tapeworm.
[G. strobilē, a twist of lint]

strobila

a linear sequence of similar animal structures, such as the segmented body of a tapeworm.
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Macroscopic examination of a single, 6-cm portion of unfixed strobila without scolex, obtained from feces, revealed individual proglottids, wider than they were long, and a central rosette-shaped uterus in each proglottid.
Therefore, positive fecal samples or pieces of the strobila should be placed immediately to 96%-99% molecular-grade ethanol (i.e., not technical, denaturated ethanol).
The 4 cases reported in Shanghai were diagnosed at the National Institute for Parasitic Diseases, Shanghai, on the basis of morphologic features of passed strobila. Case-patient 16 lived in Japan, but it was suggested that he acquired the tapeworm in Shanghai where he had frequently eaten raw salmon.
Diphyllobothriasis nihonkaiense was diagnosed by morphologic appearance and taxonomic characteristics of the strobila (body of the mature tapeworm) passed in feces of a person who had a history of eating salmon or a habit of eating sushi or sashimi, which are normally composed of sea fish, often salmon.
All 149 patients had consulted physicians after passing tapeworm strobila. Average length of the strobila was 83 cm (range 5-400); patients reported that the strobila tore somewhere along its length when they tried to pull it out.
Of the 4 adult worm specimens (strobila fragments) available for analysis, the largest fragment was 900 mm long by 7 mm wide with an average proglottid length of 2.5 mm.