Ascariasis

  • Etiology: infection of the small intestine caused by Ascaris lumbricoides roundworm
  • Imaging: multiple linear tubular filling defects within the small intestine

Cases of Ascariasis

AXR and small bowel follow through of ascariasis
AXR AP (left) shows numerous round soft tissue densities projecting throughout the small bowel centrally located within the abdomen. AXR AP from a small bowel follow through (right) shows numerous linear tubular filling defects within the small bowel.