• 1 Mahadevan Murugiah. MBBS, FRCS. Consultant Surgeon. Department of General Surgery, General Hospital Kuala Lumpur
  • 2 Abdul Samad Sakijan. AM, MBBS, DMRD, FRCR. Associate Professor and Head, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Med J Malaysia, 1991 Sep;46(3):290-3.
PMID: 1839928


This is a case report of ascaris worm in the common bile duct in a 61 year old lady. Ultrasound diagnosis was initially made based on the presence of linear hyperreflective foci within the common bile duct. ERCP confirmed a single worm within the duct. Balloon extraction was then successfully carried out following papillotomy. This case illustrates the value of ultrasound in the definitive diagnosis of biliary ascariasis and the therapeutic role of ERCP.

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