Pancreatic duct ascariasis: sonographic diagnosis--a case report.

A. Agarwal, V. Chowdhury, N. Srivastava, G. Khera, S. Singh

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Abstract

We report the case of a 19-year old boy presenting in the emergency with severe epigastric pain whose biochemical tests revealed elevated serum amylase and lipase levels and a clinical diagnosis of acute pancreatitis was made. On ultrasonic examination, the pancreas appeared bulky with a linear tubular echogenic worm (ascaris) seen within the prominent main pancreatic duct. Successful removal of the pancreatic duct worm was achieved through endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography (ERCP).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-198
Number of pages2
JournalTropical gastroenterology : official journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation
Volume26
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

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  • Medicine(all)

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