Disseminated intraperitoneal oxyuris granulomas

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1986 Feb;26(1):90-1. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828x.1986.tb01537.x.


The threadworm, enterobius (oxyuris) vermicularis, is an nematode which may inhabit the human terminal ileum, colon and appendix. Its presence in ectopic sites is uncommon. We describe a case of generalized intraperitoneal oxyuris granulomas detected as an incidental finding at laparotomy for tuboovarian abscess.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / etiology
  • Adult
  • Fallopian Tube Diseases / etiology
  • Female
  • Granuloma / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Ovarian Diseases / etiology
  • Oxyuriasis / complications*
  • Oxyuroidea
  • Peritoneal Diseases / etiology*