Bilharzial endocervical polyp

Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2012 Jul-Sep;55(3):377-8. doi: 10.4103/0377-4929.101750.


Schistosomiasis still represents a major threat to women's health in many developing countries. The frequency in developed countries is increasing among immigrants and tourists who have a history of freshwater exposure in endemic areas. This is a case of 43-year-old immunocompetent Egyptian woman presented by abnormal vaginal bleeding. The gynecological examination revealed an endocervical polyp measuring 3 x 2 x 1 cm. Polypectomy was done. Histopathological examination revealed several granulomas containing viable eggs of Schistosoma hematobium. Schistosomiasis is rarely presented with endocervical polyp. In developing countries, schistosomiasis may be considered in differential diagnosis of patient with endocervical polyp.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Egypt
  • Female
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Humans
  • Polyps / pathology*
  • Polyps / surgery
  • Schistosoma haematobium / isolation & purification*
  • Schistosomiasis haematobia / diagnosis*
  • Schistosomiasis haematobia / pathology*
  • Schistosomiasis haematobia / surgery
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Uterus / pathology*
  • Uterus / surgery