Endoscopic discovery and capture of Necator americanus in the stomach.

Abstract

We report a case of the endoscopic discovery and removal of a specimen of Necator americanus hooked into the gastric mucosa of a black woman from Zaire. We extracted the parasite by means of biopsy forceps. Signs of previous bites were seen in the antrum. This exceptional localization might be due to a jejuno-duodeno-gastric reflux. 

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@article{Dumont1983EndoscopicDA, title={Endoscopic discovery and capture of Necator americanus in the stomach.}, author={Amaury G P Dumont and Vahe Seferian and Pascale Barbier}, journal={Endoscopy}, year={1983}, volume={15 2}, pages={65-6} }