A Chinese woman who ate several frogs in 2013, in an effort to sooth her rheumatism, has a tapeworm removed from her breast five years later, according to a Chinese news source (computer translated).


Years after eating the undesirable antidote for her ailment and the years of pain, not only in her breast but other areas of her body turned out to be a five-inch tapeworm, Spirometra (see pic in link above).

The genus Spirometra occurs worldwide in distribution, although most human cases of sparganosis are recorded from southeast Asian countries.

Migrating spargana cause various symptoms depending on the final location in the host. Spargana may locate anywhere, including subcutaneous tissue, breast, orbit, urinary tract, pleural cavity, lungs, abdominal viscera and the central nervous system.