Peritoneal manifestations of fascioliasis on CT images: a new observation

Kyoung Doo SongJae Hoon LimMi Jeong KimYun Jin JangJae Woon KimSeung Hyun ChoJung Hyeok Kwon
Dept. of Radiology (영상의학)
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Abdominal Imaging, Vol.38(4) : 839-843, 2013
Purpose: To describe peritoneal manifestations of fascioliasis on CT. Materials and methods: We reviewed CT images in 31 patients with fascioliasis confirmed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) (n = 24) or surgery (n = 7). Image analyses were performed to identify hepatic, biliary, and peritoneal abnormalities. Results: Hepatic abnormalities were seen in 28 (90.3 %) of the 31 patients. The most common finding was caves sign, which was present in 25 (80.1 %) patients. Three patients (9.7 %) presented with biliary abnormalities exhibiting dilatation and enhancing wall thickening of the bile duct, wall thickening of the gallbladder, and elongated structures in the bile duct or gallbladder. Peritoneal abnormalities were seen in 14 (45.2 %) of the 31 patients. The most common peritoneal abnormality was mesenteric or omental infiltration, which was seen in 9 (29.0 %) patients. Other peritoneal findings included lymph node enlargement (n = 7), ascites (n = 7), thickening of ligamentum teres (n = 2), and peritoneal mass (n = 2). Conclusion: Peritoneal manifestations of fascioliasis are relatively common, and CT findings include mesenteric or omental infiltration, lymph node enlargement, ascites, thickening of the ligamentum teres, and peritoneal masses. Key words: Fascioliasis—Computed tomography—Peritoneal manifestations
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