Gallbladder ascariasis: a case report and review of literature
Keywords:Cholecystitis, Gallbladder ascariasis, Ascaris lumbricoides
Ascaris Lumbricoides uncommonly presents as a cholecystitis due to anatomical considerations. Despite that it presents 2.1% of the hepatobiliary ascariasis. Patients usually have vague symptoms of vague abdominal pain sometimes with fever, mimicking cholecystitis. Ultrasonography (USG) helps in definite diagnosis. We present a case of 50 years old female with gallbladder ascariasis for which cholecystectomy was done successfully.
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