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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2006;32(3): 221-225.
상부 소장의 부분적인 폐색을 동반한 회충증 1예
신원용·이한효·변영혜·김정선·이은영·김성환·송문희·조윤주·박영숙·김동훈*
을지의과대학교 을지병원 내과학교실, *병리학교실
A Case of Partial Intestinal Obstruction due to Ascaris lumbricoides
Won Yong Shin, M.D., Han Hyo Lee, M.D., Young Hye Byun, M.D., Jeong Seon Kim, M.D., Eun Young Lee, M.D., Seong Hwan Kim, M.D., Moon Hee Song, M.D., Yun Ju Jo, M.D., Young Sook Park, M.D. and Dong Hoon Kim, M.D.*
Departments of Internal Medicine and *Pathology, Eulji Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
Ascaris lumbricoides (A. lumbricoides) is the largest and most common human intestinal helminth in the world. However, the prevalence of ascariasis has, in recent years, been very low in Korea. The majority of patients infected with A. lumbricoides are asymptomatic. However, sometimes these infections may give rise to intestinal obstructions or pancreatobiliary disease, via retrograde migration through the ampulla of Vater. Intestinal obstruction associated with A. lumbricoides is a complication that is frequently observed in children living in endemic areas. However, no cases of A. lumbricoides-associated intestinal obstruction have been reported in Korea since 1967. In this report, we describe the case of a 78-year-old man, who presented with sustained nausea and postprandial vomiting, and was diagnosed with a partial intestinal obstruction due to A. lumbricoides after undergoing an esophagogastroduodenoscopy. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2006;32:221⁣225)
Key Words: Ascaris lumbricoides, Intestinal obstruction
주요어: 회충, 장관 폐색
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