oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Incidence of Schistosomiasis in surgical biopsies: a review of 284 cases

Volume 30, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A series of 284 surgical biopsies with evidence of schistosomiasis have been collected over a 12 month period. Tissues are categorized according to the tissue of origin and the clinical presentation is recorded. Many cases presented mimicking cancer and indeed 10.5% of cases were found to have carcinoma concomitant with schistosomiasis. The possible associations of schistosomiasis and cancer are discussed.

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