Diagnosis of fasciola hepatica cases in an operating room

Bulbuloglu E., Yuksel M., Bakaris S., Celik M., Kokoglu O. F., Kale I. T.

TROPICAL DOCTOR, vol.37, no.1, pp.50-52, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1258/004947507779951916
  • Journal Name: TROPICAL DOCTOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-52
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Fascioliasis is a zoonotic disease that is acquired by ingestion of the metacercaria form on uncooked aquatic plants, and humans act as an accidental host. Diagnosis is confirmed by the demonstration of the parasites or evidence of them in faeces and serology. In the absence of these data, delays or misdiagnosis may occur since it may mimic many diseases. In this study, we present three cases, among them two were similar to the above-mentioned statement. The first case, to the best of our knowledge, is the first case with adult-type living fluke in the gall bladder, diagnosed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy.