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ASCARIASIS OF THE GALLBLADDER: LITERATURE AND CASE REPORT

ASCARIASIS OF THE GALLBLADDER: LITERATURE AND CASE REPORT Abstract Ascariasis is not usually grouped among the diseases requiring surgical intervention, and its presence in what may be called a surgical form is probably seldom diagnosed prior to operation. Ascariasis of the gallbladder is especially unusual, if one may judge by the infrequency with which it has been recorded in the literature. The finding of an ascarid in the gallbladder of a woman on whom I recently performed an operation for cholecystitis suggested this study. LITERATURE The literature contains numerous references to cases in which ascarids were found in other unusual sites: the urinary passages, the appendix, the pancreatic duct, the common bile duct and the hepatic ducts. Ascarids in these locations were credited with causing many types of symptoms, chiefly those of obstruction and inflammation, presenting, however, few if any pathognomonic peculiarities. DaCosta1 in his textbook on surgery, does not mention ascariasis among the diseases of the gallbladder. References 1. DaCosta, J. C.: Modern Surgery , ed. 9, Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1925. 2. Lorry, A. C.: De melancholia et morbis melancholicis 16:339 3. 8:429, Lutetiœ Parisiorum. P. G. Cavelier, 1765. 4. Aviles, J.: The Rôle of Ascariasis in Gallbladder Disease , Surg. Gynec. Obst. 27:459, 1918. 5. Bonfils, E. A.: Des lésions et des phénomènes pathologiques determinés par la presence des vers ascarides lombricoides dans les canaux biliaires , p. 28, Paris, Rignoux, 1858 6. reprinted from Arch. gén. de med. , Paris, 1858. 7. Devaine, C.: Traité des entozoaires et des maladies vermineuses de l'homme et des animaux domestiques, Paris, 1860, p. 156. 8. Butt, A. P.: Round Worm (Ascaris lumbricoides) in Gallbladder , Surg. Gynec. Obst. 35:215, 1922. 9. Tyau, E. S.: Pathogenicity of Ascaris lumbricoides; Report of Cases , M. J. China , 6:21, 1920 10. abstr., J. A. M. A. 75:135 ( (July 3) ) 1920. 11. Eberle, D.: Ascarids in the Liver and Pancreas , Schweiz. med. Wchnschr. 50:1110, 1920 12. abstr., J. A. M. A. 76:344 ( (Jan. 22) ) 1921. 13. Benedict, E. B.: Taenia Saginata in the Gallbladder , J. A. M. A. 87:1917 ( (Dec. 4) ) 1926.Crossref 14. Schlotthauer, C. S.: Personal communication to the author. 15. Stiles, C. W.: Personal communication to Butts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

ASCARIASIS OF THE GALLBLADDER: LITERATURE AND CASE REPORT

Archives of Surgery , Volume 17 (2) – Aug 1, 1928

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1928 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0004-0010
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10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140080154009
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Abstract

Abstract Ascariasis is not usually grouped among the diseases requiring surgical intervention, and its presence in what may be called a surgical form is probably seldom diagnosed prior to operation. Ascariasis of the gallbladder is especially unusual, if one may judge by the infrequency with which it has been recorded in the literature. The finding of an ascarid in the gallbladder of a woman on whom I recently performed an operation for cholecystitis suggested this study. LITERATURE The literature contains numerous references to cases in which ascarids were found in other unusual sites: the urinary passages, the appendix, the pancreatic duct, the common bile duct and the hepatic ducts. Ascarids in these locations were credited with causing many types of symptoms, chiefly those of obstruction and inflammation, presenting, however, few if any pathognomonic peculiarities. DaCosta1 in his textbook on surgery, does not mention ascariasis among the diseases of the gallbladder. References 1. DaCosta, J. C.: Modern Surgery , ed. 9, Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1925. 2. Lorry, A. C.: De melancholia et morbis melancholicis 16:339 3. 8:429, Lutetiœ Parisiorum. P. G. Cavelier, 1765. 4. Aviles, J.: The Rôle of Ascariasis in Gallbladder Disease , Surg. Gynec. Obst. 27:459, 1918. 5. Bonfils, E. A.: Des lésions et des phénomènes pathologiques determinés par la presence des vers ascarides lombricoides dans les canaux biliaires , p. 28, Paris, Rignoux, 1858 6. reprinted from Arch. gén. de med. , Paris, 1858. 7. Devaine, C.: Traité des entozoaires et des maladies vermineuses de l'homme et des animaux domestiques, Paris, 1860, p. 156. 8. Butt, A. P.: Round Worm (Ascaris lumbricoides) in Gallbladder , Surg. Gynec. Obst. 35:215, 1922. 9. Tyau, E. S.: Pathogenicity of Ascaris lumbricoides; Report of Cases , M. J. China , 6:21, 1920 10. abstr., J. A. M. A. 75:135 ( (July 3) ) 1920. 11. Eberle, D.: Ascarids in the Liver and Pancreas , Schweiz. med. Wchnschr. 50:1110, 1920 12. abstr., J. A. M. A. 76:344 ( (Jan. 22) ) 1921. 13. Benedict, E. B.: Taenia Saginata in the Gallbladder , J. A. M. A. 87:1917 ( (Dec. 4) ) 1926.Crossref 14. Schlotthauer, C. S.: Personal communication to the author. 15. Stiles, C. W.: Personal communication to Butts.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1928

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