Rupture of the caecum due to invasive amoebiasis

Mahmud, Rohela and Lee, Amir and Anuar, Khairul and Nor, Zurainee Mohamed and Surin, Johari (2000) Rupture of the caecum due to invasive amoebiasis. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 5 (1). pp. 51-52. ISSN 1823-7339,

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This paper describes a case of invasive amoebiasis in a 72 year old woman. About 1 week prior to admission she had right iliac fossa pain and physical examination suggested perforated appendix or carcinoma of caecum. Laparotomy revealed perforation of caecum. Histopathology of tissue removed showed abundant trophozoites of Entamoeba histolytica. After surgery treatment was instituted and patient had an uneventful recovery.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rupture of caecum; amoebiasis
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2020 03:02
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 03:02

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