Bolus obstruction by Ascaris lumbricoides

  • J.M. Wynne
  • B.A.H. Ellman


Seventy-three cases of obstruction due to a bolus of Ascaris worms are reviewed, The diagnosis was made on the basis either of a characteristic palpable mass or a characteristic radiographic appearance. In 67 cases conservative treatment was successful. Six patients came to surgery, 5 because of deterioration, There were no deaths. The need for careful reassessment is stressed.


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