Biliary ascariasis: Ultrasonography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and biliary drainage

Patrick Sequeira Kamath, D. C. Joseph, Ramkumar Chandran, S. Rama Rao, M. L. Sri Prakash, Ashley J. D'Cruz

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Abstract

Roundworms migrating into the biliary tract are a relatively common cause of biliary symptoms in areas where the parasite is endemic. Visualization of worms by conventional radiologic methods is often unsatisfactory, whereas ultrasonography offers a rapid, safe, and noninvasive approach to the diagnosis. Using real-time ultrasonographic scanning we demonstrated for the first time the characteristic morphology of the worms in a patient with biliary ascariasis. In addition, the motility of the worms in the biliary tract could be confirmed. Ultrasonography is also a convenient method for the follow-up of patients. Endoscopic biliary drainage and instillation of piperazine citrate through a nasobiliary drain is a logical therapy and was used successfully in this patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)730-732
Number of pages3
JournalGastroenterology
Volume91
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Ascariasis
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
Drainage
Ultrasonography
Biliary Tract
Parasites
Therapeutics

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Kamath, P. S., Joseph, D. C., Chandran, R., Rao, S. R., Sri Prakash, M. L., & D'Cruz, A. J. (1986). Biliary ascariasis: Ultrasonography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and biliary drainage. Gastroenterology, 91(3), 730-732.

Biliary ascariasis : Ultrasonography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and biliary drainage. / Kamath, Patrick Sequeira; Joseph, D. C.; Chandran, Ramkumar; Rao, S. Rama; Sri Prakash, M. L.; D'Cruz, Ashley J.

In: Gastroenterology, Vol. 91, No. 3, 1986, p. 730-732.

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Kamath, PS, Joseph, DC, Chandran, R, Rao, SR, Sri Prakash, ML & D'Cruz, AJ 1986, 'Biliary ascariasis: Ultrasonography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and biliary drainage', Gastroenterology, vol. 91, no. 3, pp. 730-732.
Kamath, Patrick Sequeira ; Joseph, D. C. ; Chandran, Ramkumar ; Rao, S. Rama ; Sri Prakash, M. L. ; D'Cruz, Ashley J. / Biliary ascariasis : Ultrasonography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and biliary drainage. In: Gastroenterology. 1986 ; Vol. 91, No. 3. pp. 730-732.
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