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Histopathological effects of the adult digenetic trematodeProctoeces ichiharai on the kidney of top shellBatillus cornutus

  • S. Shimura1
Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen34:BF01983543

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01983543

Abstract

The histopathological effects of the adult digenetic trematodeProctoeces ichiharai (Fellodistomatidae) on the renal tissue of the marine gastropodBatillus cornutus (Turbinidae) collected from Misaki (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) were examined. The infected top shells showed such pathological changes as (1) discoloration of the kidney, (2) metaplasia and hyperplasia in the epithelium and subepithelial tissue of the renal coelom, (3) cyst formation by accumulation of excretory materials in the collecting ducts and renal tubules, and (4) appearance of eosinophilic granular cells.

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