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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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1995


  • 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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