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CASE TWO: She presented with predominantly storage lower urinary tract symptoms and lower abdominal
pain. Urologic scan showed thick walled urinary bladder with a central mass. Cystoscopy revealed a small
capacity bladder with a polypoid mass arising from the dome of the bladder which was excised endoscoically
and sent for histological analysis. The histology report was suggestive of schistosomiasis.
CASE THREE: She presented with storage lower urinary tract symptoms and painful terminal hematuria.
Abdominal sonography and CT showed gross bilateral hydroureteronephrosis down to the vesicoureteric
junction. Cystoscopy showed small capacity bladder (<60ml) with sandy patches at the trigone. She had
augmentation cystoplasty and ureteric re-implantation.
CONCLUSION: A strategy for public enlightenment, screening and early detection of schistosoma infestation of
the urinary tract will provide a better assessment of this endemic parasitic infection with rising global public
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Volume 28 | Issue 3
Page Nos. 341-345
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