Abstract

HEPATOBILIARY ASCARIASIS: 2 CASE REPORT

Author(s): Samrendra Nath Pathak1, Satya Prakash Shankaram2

Hepatobiliary ascariasis is a relatively uncommon helminthic disease occasionally found in Indian subcontinent and third world country. They commonly present as right hypochondrial pain with mild jaundice. Vomiting may also be associated finding of this disease. Ultrasound investigation is an important, easily available, low cost tool for early diagnosis and followup. Its safety, accuracy, easy repeatability, quick and non-invasive property makes it the first and prime modality for suspected biliary ascariasis.