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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 82-84

Laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct and removal of dead worm in a patient of cholangitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography failure


Department of Surgery, Government Medical College, SMHS and Associated Hospitals, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, State, India

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Mushtaq Chalkoo
Government Medical College, SMHS and Associated Hospitals Srinagar, J&K State
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.58504

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We describe a dead ascaris-induced extrahepatic bilary obstruction in a young female who presented with acute cholangitis. The dead ascaris was removed by laparoscopic exploration of common bile duct after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography failure. Patient had an uneventful hospital course after the procedure and was discharged afebrile after 3 days of hospital stay.






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