Biliary Ascariasis: Case Report

Titulo: Biliary Ascariasis: Case Report

Carpinteyro Espinosa RA. Biliary Ascariasis: Case Report. Am J Med Surg. 2022. 7(2), 43–46.

DOI 10.5281/zenodo.6374298

ABSTRACT: Ascaris lumbricoides is the most common nematode found in the human gastrointestinal tract with a greater prevalence found in developing tropical and subtropical countries. Most cases of ascariasis follow a benign course. In some cases, the adult parasite can invade the biliary or pancreatic ducts and cause obstruction with development of cholecystitis, cholangitis, pancreatitis, and hepatic abscesses.