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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 108-110

Ascariasis cholecystitis: An unusual cause


Department of General Surgery, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, India

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Pritam Sharma
Department of General Surgery, K.S.Hegde Medical Academy, Deralakatte, Mangalore 575018
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.45207

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Ascariasis is the most common helminthic infection to infest man. Usually the adult worm lives in the small intestine. Rarely it migrates through the ampulla of vater and enters the common bile duct. We are reporting a case of gall bladder ascariasis causing acute cholecystitis treated by laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Presence of Ascaris lumbricoides in gallbladder is rare entity as it is difficult to reach there due to the narrow and tortuous cystic duct.






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2004 Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
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