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Acute small bowel obstruction due to bilharziasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16228068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Schistosomiasis remains a major world health problem. The disease presents with protean manifestations in the endemic areas. Small bowel schistosomiasis leading to acute intestinal obstruction is an extremely rare clinical presentation. The disease may mimic peritoneal tuberculosis or carcinomatosis intra-operatively. Small bowel bilharziasis leading to obstruction has not been reported in the recent indexed English literature. This report describes a 50-year-old Yemeni male presenting with acute small bowel obstruction due to schistosomiasis. We review the pathological changes in the intestine following schistosomal infection and discuss diagnosis and treatment. We emphasize the importance of histopathology on all surgical specimens.
Rahman Gul; Kamran Khalid; Mohammad F Al-Rajhi; Hayan A Bismar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-17     Completed Date:  2006-03-28     Revised Date:  2008-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1624-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University Unit, Riyadh Medical Complex, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / diagnosis,  etiology
Acute Disease
Anastomosis, Surgical
Biopsy, Needle
Follow-Up Studies
Ileal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery*
Intestinal Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery*
Laparotomy / methods
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Schistosomiasis / complications*,  diagnosis
Treatment Outcome

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