Biliopancreatic Ascariasis: the Role of Endoscopy
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 .
KeywordsBile Duct Balloon Catheter Main Pancreatic Duct Biopsy Forceps Endoscopic Management
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