Een 48-jarige vrouw met een appendicitis

Diagnose in beeld
Maaike J. de Geus, Caroline C.L.M. Naves, Wobbe O. de Steur en E.A. (Lisette) van Lieshout

A 48-year-old woman with appendicitis

A 48-year-old woman presented with appendicitis. An appendectomy was performed. Microscopic examination and PCR analysis showed a chronic infection of the appendix in the presence of a Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm). She was successfully treated.

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