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Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 1998;91(3):221-3.

[Schistosomiasis of the female genital tract: anatomoclinical and histopathological aspects. Apropos of 26 cases].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Laboratoire d'anatomie et cytologie pathologiques, Faculté des sciences de la santé, Niamey, Niger.


The authors report 26 cases of female genital schistosomiasis. This parasitosis is observed in women of ages ranging between 17 and 70 years (mean age = 30 years) and associated with sterility (6 cases), uterine tract cancer (1 case), tubular pregnancy (1 case), benign teratoma (1 case) and serous cystadenoma (1 case). The diagnosis is based on an histological analysis which shows several lesions with schistosomiasis (Schistosoma haematobium) eggs, confirmed by ZIEHL coloration. When coupled with infections these anatomical lesions lead to dysfunctions such as sterility and extra-uterine pregnancy through tubular dysfunction.

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