Rectocolonic calcification due to schistosomiasis. A clinicoradiologic study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Four patients who had intravenous pyelography were found to have radiologically visible calcification of the rectocolon and urinary tract due to schistosomiasis. All four patients had mild proctocolitis colonoscopically and multiple calcified schistosomal ova were found in the submucosa histologically. The authors believe that radiologically visible rectocolonic calcification is more common than reported and that it is associated with a clinically mild or latent form of schistosomiasis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fataar, S; Jacob, GS; Bassiony, H; El Saghir, E; El Mahdy, W; Al Nakib, B; Shaikh, H

Published Date

  • March 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 164 - 167

PubMed ID

  • 6697842

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3706

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02555663


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States