Intestinal obstruction due to Ascaris lumbricoides mimicking intussusception

Y. Katz, D. Varsano, B. Siegal, A. Bar-Yochai

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Two children were admitted for clinical and radiologic signs of small-bowel obstruction. Examination revealed an abdominal mass that was suspected of being a mass of intussusception. Bowel obstruction caused by Ascaris lumbricoides was found at surgery. The laboratory, radiologic, and surgical findings are presented with a short review of the literature with emphasis on diagnosis, incidence, complications, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-269
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1985


  • Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intussusception


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