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Abdomen » Gastrointestinal
Intestinal worms
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Author(s) :
Sunil Kabra, MD
 
Presentation A 28 year old woman presents with complaints of pain in her abdomen for 6 months. No history of fever or altered bowel habits.
 
 
 
Caption: Views of the mid-abdomen
Description: A thin,linear,elongated echogenic structure is seen within the bowel loops.
 
 
 
Caption: Longitudinal views of another site in mid-abdomen
Description: A similar tubular, echogenic structure is seen in the bowel loop at another site.
 
 
 
Caption: Barium meal follow-through study
Description: This radiograph shows multiple, linear filling defects at different sites in the small bowel loops. This is highly suggestive of worms in the bowel loops.
 
Differential Diagnosis Intestinal worms
 
Final Diagnosis Intestinal worms- round worm /ascariasis infestation
 
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