Vaginal hirudiniasis from dhaherah province, Oman: With a note on internal hirudiniasis

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A 75 years old lady from the Dhaherah Province, Oman, presented at Ibri Hospital, complaining from abnormal vaginal bleeding. Histopathological investigations of a cervical biopsy revealed no atypical features. A worm-like organism was removed from the vagina. Histocytological investigations of the organism revealed typical structures of a leech. The case was identified as vaginal hirudiniasis, probably due to Limnatis nilotica that necessitated a note on internal hirudiniasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006



  • Case report
  • Internal hirudiniasis
  • Limnatis nilotica
  • Oman
  • Vagina

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  • Medicine(all)

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