Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 2003;22(4): 201-203.
Ultrasonographic Findings of Ascaris in the Small Bowel: A Case Report.
Hyun Cheol Kim, Seong Jin Park, Hyeong Cheol Shin, Jin Soo Choi, Hyung Hwan Kim, Won Kyung Bae, Il Young Kim
1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan Hospital, Korea. khcppp@lycos.co.kr
2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon Hospital, Korea.
3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University, College of Medicine, Korea.
  Published online: December 1, 2003.
ABSTRACT
Ascariasis is one of the most common helminthic disease worldwide and evoked variable clinical manifestations by the migration of worm in the alimentary and biliary tract. The ultrasonographic detection of ascaris in the small bowel is relatively difficult, and no report on the ultrasonographic findings have been pubulished in Korea. On abdominal ultrasonography, ascaris is seen as an intraluminal tubular structure with 4 linear echogenic stripes and movement. We report a case of ascaris in the small bowel detected by abdominal ultrasonography.
Keywords: Parasites; Intestines, US
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