An abdominal ultrasound was performed, revealing appendicitis with suppuration in the recto-uterine pouch and a reflex ileus.
We used real-time PCR for Blastocystis parasite detection as described (4), using DNA extracted from stools, appendix, peritoneal liquid, and the recto-uterine pouch, which all tested positive.
Here, we report dissemination of Blastocystis into the lumen, the mucosa, and the recto-uterine pouch exudate, associated with appendicular acute inflammation, and no other infectious agent was detected.
This edition has reworked chapters on the heart and lungs and contains 20 new dissections, such as for the ligaments of the vertebral column and the costovertebral joints, the arteries of the celiac trunk, the branches of the abdominal aorta, the iliac vessels, the female recto-uterine
pouch, and the male perineal neurovascular structures.