Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Twisted in the Tube

Kedar S. Shahi* and Rakesh K. Gupta

Department of Surgery, Government Medical College, India

*Correspondance to: Kedar S. Shahi 

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Ascaris lumbricoides is the common helminthic disease in developing countries with wide spectrum of clinical presentations. The surgical complications due to Ascaris lumbricoides include intestinal obstruction, volvulus, intussussception, biliary colic, cholecystitis, cholangitis, perforation, hepatic abscesses and strictures of hepatobilliary ducts. Here presented is a case of blockage of Ryle’s tube because of adult Ascaris lumbricoides in a 3 year old baby.


Ascaris lumbricoides; Nasogastric tube; Obstruction; Blockage


Shahi KS, Gupta RK. Twisted in the Tube. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1327.

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