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(Dapaong tumor)
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  • Oesophagostomum bifurcum-induced nodular pathology in a highly endemic area of Northern Ghana. [Journal Article]
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2005; 99(6):417-22Ziem JB, Spannbrucker N, … Polderman AM
  • Human infection with Oesophagostomum bifurcum is rare globally, but focally endemic and common in Ghana and Togo. Two clinical presentations are identified: uni-nodular disease, which may be recognized as a 'Dapaong Tumour', and multi-nodular disease. Here, we describe the prevalence of O. bifurcum infection and the association with nodular pathology in northern Ghana. The study was performed in …
  • Clinical epidemiology and classification of human oesophagostomiasis. [Journal Article]
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2000 Mar-Apr; 94(2):177-82Storey PA, Faile G, … Magnussen P
  • The intestinal helminth Oesophagostomum bifurcum is highly and focally endemic in northern Ghana and Togo, and its juveniles produce a nodular inflammatory response as they develop in the intestinal wall. This pathology can produce clinical symptoms. We report on 156 cases of oesophagostomiasis presenting in 1996-98 to Nalerigu hospital in northern Ghana. The disease accounted for 0.2% of the out…
  • Ultrasound diagnosis of oesophagostomiasis. [Case Reports]
    Br J Radiol 2000; 73(867):328-32Storey PA, Anemana S, … Magnussen P
  • Human infection with Oesophagostomum bifurcum, a parasitic intestinal helminth, is endemic in parts of West Africa. Oesophagostomum bifurcum juveniles develop in the colonic wall, causing pus-filled granulomas. The pathology has two distinct forms. Multinodular oesophagostomiasis comprises hundreds of small nodules within a thickened, oedematous wall of the large intestine. Uninodular oesophagost…
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