Wandering biliary ascariasis with hepatic abscess in a postmenopausal woman

N. Nahar, N. Khan, S. M. Islam, R. K. Chakraborty, S. Z. Rima, M. N. Alam, A. S. Roy

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Hepatobiliary ascariasis is common in developing countries where there is a low standard of public health and hygiene. We are reporting a rare case of ascariasis which induced multiple liver abscesses in a post menopausal woman who presented with fever, anorexia, nausea, vomiting and mild hepatomegaly. Ultrasonography revealed biliary ascariasis with multiple hepatic abscesses. Laparoscopic drainage of hepatic abscesses was done and microscopic examination of drainage materials showed decorticated eggs of Ascaris Lumbricoides. The post operative recovery of the patient was uneventful. Ultrasonography is a reliable modality to diagnose and follow up of such cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)796-799
Number of pages4
JournalMymensingh medical journal : MMJ
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes


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