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Case Report: Laparoscopic Management of Acute Appendicitis Resulting from Ascaris lumbricoides

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  • 1 Department of General Surgery, Hospital La Samaritana, Bogota, Colombia;
  • | 2 Department of Medicine, El Bosque University, Bogota, Colombia;
  • | 3 Department of General Surgery, El Bosque University, Bogota, Colombia
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ABSTRACT.

Appendicitis is one of the most common conditions that leads to an acute abdomen. Surgical management is the gold standard for therapy. The main cause of appendicitis is an obstruction in the appendicular lumen. Intestinal ascariasis infection is undoubtedly one of the least frequent. We present a female patient with acute appendicitis resulting from Ascaris lumbricoides as an incidental intraoperative diagnosis.

Author Notes

Address correspondence to David Acevedo, Cra 53 #141-69, Bogota, Colombia. E-mail: davafon1@gmail.com

Authors’ addresses: Catalina Castañeda, Diego Valbuena, and William Salamanca, Department of General Surgery, Hospital La Samaritana, Bogota, Colombia, E-mails: cacastaneda1234@gmail.com, diegovalb1@gmail.com, and willisalama@gmail.com. David Acevedo, Department of Medicine, El Bosque University, Bogota, Colombia, E-mail: davafon1@gmail.com. Mauricio Pedraza, Department of General Surgery, El Bosque University, Bogota, Colombia, E-mail: mpedraza93@gmail.com.

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