SCHISTOSOMAL APPENDICITIS IN A SLIDING HERNIA (CASE REPORT)

  • WEK Opara Department of Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • SA Malami Department of Histopathology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • OA Adesanya Department of Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • UH Pindiga Department of Pathology, College of Medical sciences, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Abstract

We report a rare case of a forty-seven year old Nigeria male with schistosomal appendicitis in a sliding hernia. The clinical and pathological features of the case are discussed, followed by a review of the literature. It is concluded that a high index of suspicion is necessary to diagnose unusual presentations of schistosomiasis in an endemic area such as Nigeria to facilitate early diagnosis and adequate treatment.



Afr. J. Clin. Exper. Microbiol. 2004; 5(2): 163 – 164.
Published
2004-06-17
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