Sunday, August 1, 2010

Case of the Week 125

Bladder biopsy from a 28 year old male who immigrated from Kenya 5 years prior and presented with gross hematuria, flank pain, and bladder calcifications on a CT scan.

(hematoxylin and eosin stain, 100x original magnification)

(hematoxylin and eosin stain, 20x original magnification)

(hematoxylin and eosin stain, 400x original magnification)

Diagnosis? What is this patient at risk for?

Special thanks to Dr. Bekker from Fletcher Allen Health Care, VT, who donated this case!


Anonymous said...

Schistosoma haematobium. The specimen is from the bladder and the terminal spine is apparent. JH, Vermont.

Kathy said...

I agree with Schistosoma haematobium and the patient is at risk for cancer.

Anonymous said...

S. haematobium, with the risk for development of squamous cell carcinoma. BW in Vt

Anonymous said...

I agree with the 3 previous responses.