Oxyuris granulomas of pelvic peritoneum and appendicular wall

Histopathology. 1979 Jan;3(1):69-77. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2559.1979.tb02982.x.


Infestation with Enterobius (Oxyuris) vermicularis is very common but seldom produces lesions and even more rarely causes granulomas. Two cases of oxyuris granulomas/nodules), one in the serosa of ovaries and left fallopian tube in a female of 32-years and the other in the submucosa of the appendix in a 10-year old girl are identified by the presence of true necrotizing granulomas containing the parasite. The pathogenesis and differential diagnosis of abdominal granulomas is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Appendicitis / etiology*
  • Appendicitis / pathology
  • Child
  • Female
  • Granuloma / etiology*
  • Granuloma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Oophoritis / etiology
  • Oophoritis / pathology
  • Oxyuriasis / complications*
  • Oxyuriasis / pathology
  • Peritonitis / etiology*
  • Peritonitis / pathology
  • Salpingitis / etiology
  • Salpingitis / pathology