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2022 Dec 01

Int J Surg Case Rep


Chronic Granulomatous schistosomal cholecystitis in Non-endemic zone, a rare one: A case report.


Kumar Mishra A, Kale R, Dubey S
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Dec 01; 102:107819.
PMID: 36470054.


Moynihan's aphorism that "gall stone is a tomb stone erected in the memory of the organism with in it" is true even today. This case could be an example to reemphasise the forementioned axiom. We present here a case of Chronic Granulomatous Schistosomal cholecystitis which is an unusually rare cause of Cholecystitis and cholelithiasis, that too in a non-endemic area. The patient has never ever visited the known endemic zones of Schistosomiasis or Bilharziasis areas in India. In a way it could be the first case report of schistosomiasis in this area.