Human ectopic fascioliasis in the cecum

Il Park Chan Il Park, J. Y. Ro, Kim Hoguen Kim, Y. Gutierrez

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A case of ectopic human Fasciola spp. infection in the cecal wall is reported. The patient, a 27-year-old Korean woman, resident in Seoul, Korea, presented with nausea, vomiting, and epigastric tenderness. One week later a palpable mass was discovered in the right iliac fossa. A clinical diagnosis of a carcinoma of the colon was made and the patient underwent a cecal resection. The mass proved to be an inflammatory reaction containing numerous tracts made by the migrating fluke, Fasciola sp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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