Bilharzioma of Meckel's Diverticulum: A Case Report of Unusual Location
American Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages: 159-161
Received: Feb. 23, 2020;
Accepted: Mar. 16, 2020;
Published: Apr. 14, 2020
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Mohamed Abdulhadi Al-Bahlooly, Pediatric Department, Dhamar University, Dhamar, Yemen
Ahmed Hamood Al-Shehari, Pediatric Department, Dhamar University, Dhamar, Yemen
Abdulhakim Ali Mohammed Al-Selwi, Pediatric Department, Dhamar University, Dhamar, Yemen
Saeed Hadi Al-Bahlooli, Surgical Department, Dhamar University, Dhamar, Yemen
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Bilharzioma is pseudotumor caused by Schistosoma infestation that is localized most common in large bowel. Different localizations of Bilharzioma such as breast, lung, spinal cord and female genitalia have been reported. In this unusual case report, for a 12-year-old boy, atypical location of bilharzioma was found after operation for a presumed appendicitis. It was localized at the tip of Meckel's diverticulum (Figure 1). The diagnostic histological findings of the biopsy specimens are shown in Figure 2 and figure 3. The patient was from an endemic area of bilharziasis in Dhamar governorate. He was suffering of chronic right iliac fossa pain identical to appendicitis. The pain was intermittent and associated with irregular tenesmus, diarrhea and low grade fever. There was no history of previous treatment for bilharziasis. At discharge this patient was treated with Praziquantel and at follow-up one month later there was complete recovery. This case report shed the light on the importance of histopathologic analysis of Meckel’s diverticulum as it may be mistaken for an inflammatory or malignant disease.
Bilharzioma, Meckel's Diverticulum, Boy
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Mohamed Abdulhadi Al-Bahlooly,
Ahmed Hamood Al-Shehari,
Abdulhakim Ali Mohammed Al-Selwi,
Saeed Hadi Al-Bahlooli,
Bilharzioma of Meckel's Diverticulum: A Case Report of Unusual Location, American Journal of Pediatrics.
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