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A rare case of ascariasis in the gallbladder, choledochus and pancreatic duct.
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PMID:  21332004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Due to the anatomical characteristics of the biliary tract, Ascaris lumbricoides rarely settles in the gallbladder, which makes biliary ascariasis a rare clinical condition. Ultrasonography plays a significant and practical role in the diagnosis and follow-up of suspected cases of biliary ascariasis. The 15-year-old case presented herein had been complaining of abdominal pain and dyspepsia for three months, and the clinical and laboratory findings for the patient indicated acute abdomen. Abdominal ultrasonography showed worms consistent with Ascaris inside a normal-sized gallbladder, dilated choledochus and the pancreatic duct. We started antiparasitic treatment in the patient, with cholangitis and pancreatitis diagnoses. Post-treatment follow-up ultrasonography showed a normal gallbladder, choledochus and pancreatic duct.
Korcan Aysun Gönen; Rafet Mete
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Title:  The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1300-4948     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-2-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9515841     Medline TA:  Turk J Gastroenterol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  454-457     Citation Subset:  -    
Departments of, Radiology, State Hospital, Tekirdağ.
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