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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 194-195

Child abdominal tumour in tropical context: Think about schistosomiasis!


1 Medical Imaging Unit, Charles de Gaulle Teaching Pediatric Hospital Center, 01 BP 1198, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso
2 Pediatric Surgery Unit, Charles de Gaulle Teaching Pediatric Hospital Center, 01 BP 1198, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso
3 Medical Imaging Unit, Souro Sanou Teaching Hospital Center, 01 BP 676, Bobo-Dioulasso 01, Burkina Faso
4 Medical Imaging Unit, Yalgado Ouédraogo Teaching Hospital Center, 03 BP 7022, Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso
5 Radiology Unit B, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Gabriel Monpied, BP 69 63003, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Correspondence Address:
Dr. A. M. Napon
Medical Imaging Unit, Charles de Gaulle Teaching Pediatric Hospital Center, 01 BP 1198, Ouagadougou 01
Burkina Faso
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.132838

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Schistosomiasis presenting as an abdominal mass with chronic pain in a child is not common. This report presents case of child presenting with schistosomiasis presenting as an abdominal mass with chronic pain. Abdominal ultrasonography did not particularly contribute to definitive pre-operative diagnosis. However, pathological examination of surgical specimen confirmed Schistosoma mansoni eggs in the biospy. A decrease in the mass volume was noticed under medical treatment (Biltricide). The aim of this report was to intimate clinicians on possible abdominal schistosomiasis as differential diagnosis of childhood abdominal mass. This is a clarion call for a high index of suspicion of childhood abdominal schistosomiasis in children presenting with abdominal mass in a tropical setting.


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