Endoscopic management of biliary ascariasis

Joseph Leung, S. C S Chung

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Cholangitis and pancreatitis have resulted from migration of Ascaris lumbricoides up the biliary tree. We report our experience with the endoscopic management of 11 patients who presented with cholangitis (7) and pancreatitis (4). Successful endoscopic worm extraction with or without sphincterotomy was achieved for worms located in the biliary tree but endoscopic worm extraction from the pancreas was technically difficult. Anthelminthic therapy is indicated to eradicate the gut infestation and prevent recurrent disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-320
Number of pages3
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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