• 1 Department of Surgery, School of Medical Science, Hospital University Sains Malaysia, Kelantan
Singapore Med J, 1993 Oct;34(5):462-3.
PMID: 8153702


This is a report of a 57-year-old Malay lady who presented with recurrent episodes of cholangitis and septicaemia. A dilated biliary tree caused by a stenosing periampullary tumour was found to contain adult round worms. A pancreatico-duodenectomy was performed following biliary decompression. Ascarid worms are a rare cause of cholangitis in malignant biliary obstruction.

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