Schistosomiasis causing bladder and appendix calcification

Case contributed by Dr Taryn Roya Kalami


3 months history of hematuria.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Extensive calcification of the bladder, both ureters (rim only) and the appendix. The pelvicalyceal systems are spared. 

Case Discussion

Bladder calcification is a well documented complication of chronic Schistosoma haematobium. This case highlights how other abdominal organs can be involved.  

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Case information

rID: 34128
Published: 12th Mar 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2020
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