Ectopic Ascariasis: Report of a Case with Adult Worms in the Kidney

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  • Unidad de Patología de la Facultad de Medicina, U.N.A.M. Hospital General de México, Departmento de Ecología Humana de la Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, S.S.A., México

Six adult Ascaris lumbricoides were found in the pelvis and calyces of the left kidney of a 25-year-old woman in Mexico. Prior to death three worms had emerged from a subcutaneous abscess which at autopsy was found to communicate with the colon through fistulas to the upper ureter abover an occluding calculus, and from the renal capsule to the skin near the left iliac crest.