Case of fascioliasis: Extraction with endoscopic retrograde cholangiography

AKARSU M., Meral M., Bahceli S., Solmaz D., Kayahan H., SOYTÜRK M., ...More

DIGESTIVE ENDOSCOPY, vol.19, no.1, pp.49-51, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1443-1661.2007.00669.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-51
  • Keywords: common bile duct, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), fasciola hepatica., INFECTION, HEPATICA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Fascioliasis is a worldwide zoonotic infection with fasciola hepatica and fasciola gigantica. The zoonoses are particularly endemic in sheep-raising countries and are also endemic in Turkey. Clinical features of fascioliasis relate to the stage and intensity of infection. Fasciola hepatica infection comprises two stages: hepatic and biliary, with different signs and symptoms. Cholestatic symptoms may be sudden, but, in some cases, they may be preceded by a long period of fever, eosinophilia and vague gastrointestinal symptoms. We reported a case with fever and upper-quadrant abdominal pain since 3 months that comes from an area endemic for fasciola hepatica, with suspected imaging about fasciola hepatica in common bile duct on ultrasonography. After that, fasciola hepatica was extracted with endoscopic retrograde cholangiography.