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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 352-354

Ascariasis, the uncommon cause of bile leak, postliving donor liver transplant - A case report


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT Mahajan Imaging Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Nitin Gupta
Department of Nuclear Medicine, PET/CT Mahajan Imaging Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi - 110 060
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_91_20

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Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most common parasitic infections in developing countries. History of previous biliary tract surgery risks migration of these worms to the biliary tree. Usually, 10% of patients with living donor liver transplants have biliary complications including bile leak and strictures. Here, we present an unusual case of ascariasis being a cause of biliary obstruction and bile leak in the immediate postoperative period of liver transplant.


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