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Turtleback liver on CT and ultrasound: Schistosoma japonica revisited.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2113378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Schistosomiasis in its many forms still presents a major public health challenge. Its tendency to cause dystrophic calcification makes it ideal for radiologic study. With population movement the disease may be encountered in unexpected countries especially with the sensitivity of CT to the presence of calcium. S. japonica produces pathognomonic "turtleback" calcification in the liver, in association with hepatic fibrosis but not necessarily cirrhosis. This paper illustrates a classic case and reviews the literature.
L E Albertyn; B S Ganguly; J E Cooper; S Fataar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australasian radiology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0004-8461     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas Radiol     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-23     Completed Date:  1990-07-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0047441     Medline TA:  Australas Radiol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Liver / pathology*,  radiography
Liver Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis*,  radiography
Schistosomiasis japonica / diagnosis*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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