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J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2009 Oct;19(10):663-4. doi: 10.2009/JCPSP.663664.

A case of pseudotumorous form of ascaris.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Ward No. 3, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi.

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  • J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2009 Nov;19(11):746.


A 35-year-old woman presented with lower abdominal pain and amenorrhoea. CT showed a thick walled lobulated mass with Ascaris adjacent to caecum along with the presence of a left ovarian mass. The peroperative findings were a tubular mass with central tunneling containing an Ascaris lumbricoides. Left ovary showed a haemorrhagic cyst. Biopsy of the mass showed acute on chronic granulomatous inflammation and the worm was found to be female. This was a rare case of Ascaris lumbricoides presenting as a pseudotumorous mass.

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