Large number of Fasciola hepatica discovered during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)


Fascioliasis is a zoonotic infection of herbiviores, occasionally affecting humans who ingest fresh water plants. We report a case of a young woman who presented to our center with vague abdominal discomfort & discovered on abdominal ultrasound to have gall stones & dilated common bile duct. She was scheduled for ERCP which revealed a large number of fasciola worms draining from the common bile duct to the duodenum.

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Alshekhani, M. , Hussein, H. , Karbuli, T. and Kasnazan, K. (2013) Large number of Fasciola hepatica discovered during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 2, 177-178. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2013.22048.

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