Published: 2017-01-02

Surgical complications of round worm infestation

Ketan Vagholkar, Amish Pawanarkar, Suvarna Vagholkar, Avinash Jawanjal, Subashchandra Subudhi, Parthsarthi Chauhan, Purva Agrawal


Round worm infestation is common in the tropical countries. Ascaris lumbricoides can cause a variety of complications in the abdomen ranging from colic to perforative peritonitis. As majority of abdominal complications require surgical intervention awareness of the complications is pivotal to the attending surgeon. The surgical complications of roundworm infestation are discussed in this article.


Ascaris lumbricoides, Complications, Diagnosis, Management

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