Parasitic infestations of the biliary tract.

  title={Parasitic infestations of the biliary tract.},
  author={Surinder Singh Rana and Deepak Kumar Bhasin and M Rajiv Nanda and Kartar Singh},
  journal={Current gastroenterology reports},
  volume={9 2},
Parasitic infestations of the biliary tract are a common cause of biliary obstruction in tropical countries and can lead to such serious complications as cholangitis and cholangiocarcinoma. Endoscopic therapy has helped in the management of biliary complications caused by these parasites. Ascaris lumbricoides organisms, which normally reside in the jejunum, are actively motile and can invade the papilla, thus migrating into the bile duct and causing biliary obstruction. Endoscopic retrograde… CONTINUE READING
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