Intestinal parasite

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Recurrent abdominal pain - 1 month.

Patient Data

Age: 26 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: Ultrasound

Appendix is visualized in its entire length. It shows diameter upto 9 mm. It is poorly compressible. Gut signature sign of appendix is maintained which rules out perforation.

There is an additional finding of linear structure within small bowel lumen. It shows echogenic wall and central anechoic lumen.

Case Discussion

Young male presents with abdominal pain for 1 month; showing ultrasound findings favouring non-perforated appendicitis.  There are abnormal linear structures in small bowel lumen showing echogenic wall with central lumen - which are possibly parasites in distal ilial loop. There is no proximal bowel loop dilatation.

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Case Information

rID: 15867
Case created: 19th Nov 2011
Last edited: 27th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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