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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.48, No. 4, 2003, 312-314
Selcuk M. Hazinedaroglu(1)*, Huseyin A. Kayaoglu(2), Ferda Dulger(3) and Nezih Erverdi(1) - Biliary ascariasis: case report

(1)Department of General Surgery, Ankara University Medical School, Ankara; (2)Department of General Surgery, Gaziosmanpasa University Medical School, Tokat; (3)Department of General Surgery, Sereflikochisar State Hospital, Ankara; Turkey
*Corresponding author: selcukhazinedaroglu@yahoo.com

Although Ascaris lumbricoides occasionally enters the biliary tract, it can cause severe complications in this location ranging from biliary colic, acalculous cholecystitis to hepatic abscess. Hence prompt diagnosis and proper treatment is necessary. There are some reports about the endoscopic removal of A. lumbricoides from the biliary tract, which is reportedly prone to severe complications. Here we present a case of biliary ascariasis successfully diagnosed and treated by non-invasive methods.

KEY WORDS: Ascaris lumbricoides, biliary tract, ductus choledochus, humans

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