The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 2
Enterobius Granuloma: An Unusual Cause of Omental Mass in an 11-Year-Old Girl
1Department of Pediatric Surgery and 2Division of Pediatric Pathology, Department of Pediatrics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm) is the only nematode that infects humans. It is one of the most common intestinal parasites. Pinworm commonly infests the terminal ileum and colon, and does not cause severe morbidity unless ectopic infection occurs. However, granulomatous lesions caused by ectopic Enterobius vermicularis infection may lead to unusual clinical symptoms and may be misinterpreted as malignant lesions. Herein, the authors present an 11-year-old girl with pinworm infection who presented with abdominal pain and an omental mass, with special emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment. Keywords : enterobius, granulomas, girl, children.
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