Ultrasound in the diagnosis of gallbladder ascariasis

C. Filice, L. Marchi, C. Meloni, S. F A Patruno, R. Capellini, R. Bruno

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Abstract

Ascariasis is the most common helminthic infection, but the invasion of worms into the gallbladder is quite rare. This report illustrates the ultrasonographic findings in gallbladder ascariasis of a typical echogenic structure which exhibits nondirectional movements and contains a central anechoic tube, along the long axis of the gallbladder. The role of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool and in the follow-up treatment is stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-322
Number of pages3
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1995

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Keywords

  • Ascariasis
  • Gallbladder and hepatobiliary ascariasis
  • Ultrasonographic diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Urology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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Ultrasound in the diagnosis of gallbladder ascariasis. / Filice, C.; Marchi, L.; Meloni, C.; Patruno, S. F A; Capellini, R.; Bruno, R.

In: Abdominal Imaging, Vol. 20, No. 4, 07.1995, p. 320-322.

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Filice, C. ; Marchi, L. ; Meloni, C. ; Patruno, S. F A ; Capellini, R. ; Bruno, R. / Ultrasound in the diagnosis of gallbladder ascariasis. In: Abdominal Imaging. 1995 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 320-322.
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