Vaginal hirudiniasis from Dhaherah Province, Oman: With a Note on Internal Hirudiniasis

Mohamed A Idris


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.


Internal hirudiniasis, vagina, Limnatis nilotica, Case report, Oman.

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