Volume 94, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Ectopic schistosomiasis is uncommon and tends to occur when the parasite's eggs or adult forms are located far from their normal site. This report presents the first described case of ectopic eggs inside a subcutaneous lipoma far from the tissues of this worm's life cycle and with no connection to either portal veins or any other vascular system. These eggs were found inside giant cells surrounded by inflammatory cells. In conclusion, in humans, ectopic eggs can be found far from the tissues of the described life cycle of this worm, with no connection to portal veins or other blood vessels used for their migration.


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  • Received : 13 Apr 2015
  • Accepted : 01 Jul 2015
  • Published online : 06 Jan 2016

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