Intestinal Ascariasis

Case contributed by Fazel Rahman Faizi
Diagnosis almost certain


Abdominal distension, vomiting with the presence of a worm in the vomit.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male

Numerous tubular hypoechoic structures with parallel echogenic lines are noted within the prominent bowel loops representing Ascaris worms.

Case Discussion

Ascaris lumbricoides is a common parasite of the gastrointestinal tract in the world, particularly in developing countries. When they are present in large numbers, they can cause intestinal obstruction.

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