n South African Journal of Surgery - Overlooking the abdominal X-ray - the peril of ascariasis : clinical images
|Article Title||Overlooking the abdominal X-ray - the peril of ascariasis : clinical images|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, 2 Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, 3 Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, 4 Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, 5 University of the Witwatersrand, 6 University of the Witwatersrand, 7 University of the Witwatersrand and 8 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Feb 2012|
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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