Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-51

Biliary fascioliasis clinical spectrum and endoscopic management

Department of Medicine, Riyadh Medical Complex, P.O. Box 52493, Riyadh 11563, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ibrahim N Al Teimi
Department of Medicine, Riyadh Medical Complex, P.O. Box 52493, Riyadh 11563
Saudi Arabia
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Human fascioliasis is well documented throughout the world, both the acute and chronic phases of the disease have been well described. Cholelithiasis with obstructive jaundice and discovery of fasciola hepatica worms during surgical exploration is a frequent mode of first diagnosis of chronic fascioliasis. Here the presentation of six proven cases are described, all were diagnosed and treated by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with details of the almost characteristic cholangiographic picture that can be hardly be confused with anything else, the clinical picture of the cases and their follow up together with a review of the disease is discussed.

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