Successful Conservative Management of Uncomplicated Gallbladder Ascariasis
Ascariasis is one of the common diseases in human beings worldwide. Most cases are asymptomatic. However, the high parasitic load can present with organ-specific symptoms due to the migration of worms to various regions of the body such as the lungs, nasal cavity, oral cavity, and biliary system, and sometimes with surgical emergencies like intestinal and biliary tree obstruction. Treatment modalities depend on the presentation and the complication associated with it. Uncomplicated cases can be initially managed conservatively and followed up subsequently. However, most cases of biliary ascariasis may require surgical intervention or endoscopic management due to failed management or complications. We report a case of a young male with gallbladder ascariasis diagnosed with ultrasonography and successfully treated with a single dose of albendazole 400 mg. Follow-up ultrasonography was done to evaluate the management.
Thapa, S., Gautam, K., Chand, S., Khadka, A., & Neupane, R. (2021). Successful Conservative Management of Uncomplicated Gallbladder Ascariasis. Cureus, 13 (8) https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.17160