Fatal ascaris pancreatitis: An uncommon problem in the west Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Ampulla of Vater
  • Ascariasis
  • Ascaris
  • Pancreatitis

abstract

  • Gastrointestinal parasites, although an uncommon cause of biliary and pancreatic problems in western medicine, can produce fatal complications. A Swiss patient presented with acute pancreatitis, with no evidence of gall stones or history of alcohol abuse. He died after a short fulminant illness. At necropsy, an Ascaris lumbracoides was found impacted within the ampulla of Vater and serves as a reminder that non-indigenous causes of biliary tract obstruction should not be overlooked.

publication date

  • March 1992

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1373837

PubMed ID

  • 1568664

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 402

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 33

number

  • 3