Case Report: Hepatic Mass Caused by Fasciola Hepatica: A Tricky Differential Diagnosis

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YILMAZ B., KÖKLÜ S., Gedikoglu G.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, vol.89, no.6, pp.1212-1213, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Fascioliasis is a zoonotic infestation caused by the trematode fasciola hepatica. It presents a wide spectrum of clinical pictures ranging from fever and eosinophilia to ambiguous gastrointestinal symptoms in the acute phase. However, it may often be overlooked, especially in the acute phase, because of uncertain symptoms. Fasciola hepatica can have an initial presentation similar to the presentation of malignancy. Here, we report a case of a hepatic mass caused by fasciola hepatica.