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Wong K M, Wong S K
Correspondence: Dr Wong Kang Min, firstname.lastname@example.org
A 37-year-old man from China was initially seen at the urology clinic for symptoms of urinary colic. Plain computed tomography (CT) imaging of the kidneys, ureters and bladder was performed, which (in addition to demonstrating renal calculi) revealed incidental findings of ‘turtleback’ septal and capsular calcifications, features pathognomonic for schistosomiasis japonica. Other classical features were demonstrated on the triphasic hepatic CT imaging that was subsequently performed. The clinical course, radiological features and complications of schistosomiasis japonica are discussed.
Keywords: liver, parasite, Schistosoma japonicum, schistosomiasis, turtleback
Singapore Med J 2011; 52(9): 694–697