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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 101, No. s1, 2006, pp. 279-282
Bioline Code: oc06201
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 101, No. s1, 2006, pp. 279-282

 en Disagreement between ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in the identification of schistosomal periportal fibrosis
Luciana CS Silva; Ana CF Pereira; Leonardo C Queiroz; Luciene M Andrade; Carlos MF Antunes & José R Lambertucci


Abdominal ultrasound (US) has been widely used in the evaluation of patients with schistosomiasis mansoni. It represents an important indirect method of diagnosis and classification of the disease, and it has also been used as a tool in the evaluation of therapeutic response and regression of fibrosis. We describe the case of a man in whom US showed solid evidence of schistosomal periportal fibrosis and magnetic resonance imaging revealed that periportal signal alteration corresponded to adipose tissue which entered the liver togheter with the portal vein.

schistosomiasis - Schistosoma mansoni - ultrasound - magnetic resonance imaging

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