Intestinal obstruction by Ascaris Lumbricoides in a 10-year-old girl: A case report in south-west Nigeria

  • O.J. Adepoju
  • A.O. Sado
  • T.A. Lawal


Ascaris lumbricoides is the most common intestinal helminth parasitizing human beings.Infestation with the worm is commonly seen in developing countries,however, with improvement in sanitary conditions, surgical sequelae is becoming quite rare. We present a case of a 10-year-old female who had intestinal obstruction from worm infestation, reviewed the  literature and highlighted the need to consider the differential diagnosis in a patient who presents with similar clinical features in developing countries.

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