Radiology corner. Answer to last month's radiology case and images: Schistosomiasis japonicum involving the liver and colon.

Abstract

Abdominal radiography showed subtle curvilinear densities overlying the left lower quadrant and central within the pelvis (Fig. 1a). This was confirmed on intravenous contrast-enhanced abdominopelvic CT to be caused by thin mucosal surface calcifications within the descending and sigmoid colons (Fig. 1b, c). Incidental note is made of thin right hepatic lobe capsule calcifications (Fig. 1d). These colonic and hepatic calcifications are characteristic of Schistosomiasis infection of the gastrointestinal tract. Liver biopsy confirmed Schistosomiasis japonicum infection.

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@article{Ly2007RadiologyCA, title={Radiology corner. Answer to last month's radiology case and images: Schistosomiasis japonicum involving the liver and colon.}, author={Justin Q. Ly and Timothy Sanders and Les R. Folio}, journal={Military medicine}, year={2007}, volume={172 2}, pages={xi-xii} }