Ultrasonographic diagnosis of hepatobiliary ascariasis.

  title={Ultrasonographic diagnosis of hepatobiliary ascariasis.},
  author={Muhammad Qasim Aslam and Stefano Dore and Johan J Verbanck and C J De Soete and G G Ghillebert},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  volume={12 10},
Eight cases of hepatobiliary invasion of Ascaris lumbricoides into the hepatobiliary tract are presented. In the presence of nonspecific symptoms and biochemical test results, the diagnosis was made in seven patients by sonography. In the remaining patient, in whom the adult roundworm was not visible on sonography owing to the presence of aerobilia, the diagnosis was made at ERCP. Sonography revealed typical tubular, echogenic, filling defects along the long axis of a dilated common bile duct… CONTINUE READING