[Skip to Navigation]
Sign In
Article
January 1974

Hepatic Calcification Due to Fasciola gigantica

Author Affiliations

Paris
From Unité de Chirurgie Hépato-biliaire, Hôpital Paul-Brousse, Villejuif (Drs. Grange and Bismuth), Service d'Hépato-gastroentérologie, Hôpital Henri-Mondor, Créteil (Drs. Dhumeaux and Bader), and Laboratoire de Parasitologie, Hôpital de Bicêtre, Kremlin-Bicêtre (Dr. Couzineau).

Arch Surg. 1974;108(1):113-115. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350250099026
Abstract

A woman, who had lived in equatorial Africa, complained of pain in the right hypochondrium. Roentgenography revealed a calcified mass in the liver. The mass was removed surgically and was found to contain eggs of Fasciola gigantica, a fluke that rarely infests humans. The roentgenographic appearance of the lesion (its large size, uneven density, and polycyclic configuration) was distinct from that produced by other causes of hepatic calcification.

Add or change institution
×