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Biliopancreatic Ascariasis: the Role of Endoscopy

  • Toshiaki Kamiya
  • Ebert Valdez
  • Mario Ustiniano
  • Abel Duran
  • Roman Gutierrez

Abstract

Ascaris lumbricoides is spreading throughout the entire world. In its adult form it usually lives in the human intestine. Biliary or pancreatic complications due to Ascaris infestations are uncommon, but they are becoming an important clinical problem and some fatal cases have been reported in the literature [1–3]. Ascaris is endemic in Bolivia, and biliary ascariasis is not uncommon, especially in poor populations. On the other hand, this pathology is rare in developed countries and has seldom been reported in the literature [7].

Keywords

Bile Duct Balloon Catheter Main Pancreatic Duct Biopsy Forceps Endoscopic Management 
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© Springer Japan 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshiaki Kamiya
    • 1
  • Ebert Valdez
    • 1
  • Mario Ustiniano
    • 1
  • Abel Duran
    • 1
  • Roman Gutierrez
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Gastroenterologia, Clinica KamiyaChristian University of BoliviaSanta CruzBolivia

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