Taenia solium (continued)
SIZE: 30 to 40 mcm (small to medium).
SHAPE: Ovoid to round.
CONTENTS: Hexacanth oncosphere.
MISCELLANEOUS: Embryophore with double layer and a striated outer layer identical
to the egg of T. saqinatus (eggs should be reported as being taeinoid).
SIZE: 2 to 7 meters.
SIZE: About 1 mm, large.
ROSTELLUM: Armed with alternating circles of large and small hooklets (22-32).
SIZE: 4 to 7 mm by 12 mm.
SHAPE: Rectangular, longer than broad.
GENITAL PORE: Single, lateral.
UTERUS: Tubular when mature, gravid. proglottid contains 7 to 13 lateral
uterine branches on one side of the main stem.
OVARIES: Two round.
TESTES: Minute, spherical.
Figure 3-45. Stages of Taenia solium.