ROBERT RANEY, M.D.; JAMES LILLY, M.D.; GORDON McHARDY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A 12-year-old negro boy with his second episode of jaundice is reported. A stone in the common bile duct contained a cuticle and multiple ova of Ascaris lumbricoides. Characteristics of Ascaris lumbricoides that predispose to formation of biliary stones are discussed. This is the first case of formation of a biliary stone due to ascariasis reported in the United States.
RANEY R, LILLY J, McHARDY G. Biliary Calculus of Roundworm Origin. Ann Intern Med. ;72:405–407. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-3-405
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(3):405-407.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease.
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