Intestinal ascariasis

Case contributed by Dr Kewal Arunkumar Mistry

Presentation

Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Multiple hypoechoic tubular structures with well-defined echogenic walls seen within the lumen of small bowel consistent with ascariasis.

Case Discussion

Ascariasis is due to infection with the Ascaris lumbricoides adult worm, and typically presents with gastrointestinal or pulmonary symptoms, depending on the stage of development.

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Case information

rID: 34885
Published: 12th Mar 2015
Last edited: 2nd Sep 2019
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