publication . Report . Article . 2007

Fasciola hepatica removal from common duct through choledocoscopy

Roberto Pelegrini Coral; Eduardo T. Mastalir; Fabiane P. Mastalir;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 01 Feb 2007
  • Publisher: Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Abstract
The authors present a rare case of hepatic fascioliasis in a female patient 53-years-old, coming from the rural zone of Rio Grande do Sul, a southern State from Brazil. She has presented with biliary colic, fluctuant jaundice and eosinophilia. Abdominal ultrasound has shown a dilated biliary tree with inside heterogeneous images. At surgery we have found inside the biliary tree several Fasciola hepatica, which have been pulled out with the choledocoscope. We have proceeded with biliodigestive anastomosis using the small intestine. The patient remains asymptomatic six months after surgical procedure. Small intestine. The patient remains asymptomatic six months af...
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free text keywords: Fascioliasis, Fasciola hepatica, Jaundice, Cholestasis, lcsh:Surgery, lcsh:RD1-811, Biology, biology.organism_classification, Eosinophilia, medicine.symptom, medicine, Anastomosis, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Rare case, Small intestine, medicine.anatomical_structure, Asymptomatic, Biliary colic
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