Surgery in obstruction of small intestine due to ascariasis.

  title={Surgery in obstruction of small intestine due to ascariasis.},
  author={D. Aiken and F. N. Dickman},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Association},
  volume={164 12},
  • D. Aiken, F. N. Dickman
  • Published 1957
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • • The most common complication resulting from Ascaris infestation is obstruction of the small intestine. While medical treatment can usually prevent serious complications, complete intestinal obstruction by this helminth can result in death. Because of the dangers of perforation, volvulus, and strangulation and the increasing toxic effects of ascariasis, the surgeon should not temporize unduly when medical treatment is, or seems likely to be, ineffective. physical and x-ray findings, and… CONTINUE READING
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