Amoeboma- An Interesting Case Report With an Unusual Presentation

S, Vijayshankar and Ramachandra, Usha and Rao, Vastala and Siddappa, Sujatha (2010) Amoeboma- An Interesting Case Report With an Unusual Presentation. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Amebiasis is an infectious disease caused by Entamoeba Histolytica is more common in devolping countries, with various clinical manifestations and sequalae. Amoeboma , is an unusual sequelae which manifests as a tumor like mass within the colon. We present an unusual case of 5 year old child with signs of acute abdomen. A mass was found on expoloratory laparotomy attached to the small intestine. Histopathological examination of the mass revealed numerous amoebic trophozoites and the diagnosis of amoeboma was made. Our case is unusual because amoebomas presenting as an extraluminal mass attached to small intestine is extremely uncommon.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Amoeboma; Small intestine; Extraluminal mass
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:7125
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:22 Nov 2010 14:18
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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