Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Print version ISSN 0037-8682
On-line version ISSN 1678-9849
LAMBERTUCCI, José Roberto et al. Magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound in hepatosplenic schistosomiasis mansoni. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2004, vol.37, n.4, pp.333-337. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822004000400009.
We report the findings of abdominal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging observed in a patient with advanced schistosomiasis mansoni. A 25-year-old man with hepatosplenic schistosomiasis and variceal bleeding confirmed by upper endoscopy was submitted to abdominal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. During surgery for portal hypertension, a liver biopsy was taken and the diagnosis of Symmers' fibrosis was confirmed. magnetic resonance imaging scans gave more precise information about the gallbladder, periportal thickening and abdominal venous system than did the ultrasound.
Keywords : Hepatosplenic schistosomiasis mansoni; Ultrasound; Magnetic resonance imaging.