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Peritoneal schistosomiasis: an unusual laparoscopic finding

Published in Journal of pediatric surgery. 2004, vol. 39, no. 4, p. 631-3
Abstract Laparoscopic surgery is now a common procedure for the cure of appendicitis. Unexpected other laparoscopic findings can be a diagnostic challenge. The authors present a case in which, in addition to typical appendicitis, multiple whitish nodules were found diffusely on the peritoneal surfaces suggesting a differential diagnosis including miliary tuberculosis and carcinoma metastases. The final diagnosis of schistosomiasis, made by histology and serology, had not been suspected. This uncommon and rare presentation deserves to be reported, especially to physicians of nonendemic areas, in an era in which people travel extensively.
Keywords AdolescentAppendicitis/complications/surgeryDiagnosis, DifferentialGranuloma/diagnosis/parasitologyHumansIncidental FindingsLaparoscopyMalePeritoneal Diseases/diagnosis/drug therapy/parasitologyPeritoneal Neoplasms/diagnosisPraziquantel/therapeutic useRefugeesSchistosomiasis/diagnosis/drug therapySchistosomicides/therapeutic useSwitzerlandYemen/ethnology
PMID: 15065045
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MASSEREY SPICHER, Virginie et al. Peritoneal schistosomiasis: an unusual laparoscopic finding. In: Journal of pediatric surgery, 2004, vol. 39, n° 4, p. 631-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2003.12.027 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55503

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