World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology Volume No 6

Case Report Open Access

Taenia Saginata Anchored to the Duodenum Presenting with Haematemsis in a Healthy Adult Male

Mohamed Osman Mohamed Suliman
World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology 2015, 4:2

Abstract

Introduction

Taenia saginata is found all over the world, for example; Sudan, Great Britain, China, Iran and Indonesia. It infects people with poor hygiene.

Finding

This case report is about the finding of a tape worm (Taenia saginata) anchored to the mucosa of the second part of the duodenum in a healthy adult male. It presented with haematemsis for which oseophago-gastro-duodenscopy was done. No part of the worm was seen by the patient in the stools.

Conclusion

The worm was removed by the scope and treatment was given to the patient who remained well on follow up.

Keywords

Tape worm in duodenum; Tape worm in stomach; Haematemsis; Gastroduodenoscopy




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