Infectious Disease: Liver: Schistosomiasis

01 September 2011
Presented by Sebastian Lucas.

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A liver from a woman aged 55 from Dominica who suffered from Schistosomamansoni infection. Death was due to haematemesis from a chronic duodenal ulcer. The liver was shrunken (1050g) with atrophy of the left lobe and showed coarse pipe-stem fibrosis of the cut surface. In addition, the specimen contains a simple haemangioma.

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