Intermittent obstruction of jejunostomy tube due to Ascaris lumbricoides infection.


A 45-year-old Costa Rican woman was seen for a jejunostomy tube malfunction. There was no evidence of tube malposition or intestinal obstruction. During endoscopy, a long worm was retrieved from the distal duodenum; it was later confirmed to be Ascaris lumbricoides. After treatment with mebendazole, no further episodes of tube occlusion were observed. This… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e318172f678