n South African Journal of Surgery - Overlooking the abdominal X-ray - the peril of ascariasis : clinical images

Volume 50, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



A young child presented with intermittent bowel obstruction. The abdominal X-ray was not closely examined, and a contrast study was performed that demonstrated multiple tubular filling defects indicative of worms. The patient was treated accordingly. Reviewing the abdominal X-ray demonstrated numerous serpigenous, tubular, soft-tissue densities in gas-filled bowel loops.

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