The older authors denied the possibility of obstruction from this cause. Treves, in his work on obstruction of the intestines, expresses the opinion that "there is no trustworthy illustration of this somewhat rare form of intestinal obstruction."
Peyrot1 does not mention a single case in his exhaustive observations on intestinal obstructions.
Rilliet and Barthez2 think it possible, but state that strangulation caused by worms must be exceedingly rare.
D'Espine and Picot3 contend that not a single example of intestinal strangulation exists, at least in the case of a child.
Galvagno Bordoroni in 1887 was the first to report a case of obstruction from lumbricoides, which he confirmed by the post-mortem examination. In the same year Stepp4 speaks of a case of a 4-year-old child in which the post-mortem showed fifty ascarides, hermetically sealing the lumen of the bowel.
Taylor5 in 1899 reported a case in
VENNING RE. INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION FROM ASCARIDES LUMBRICOIDES: REPORT OF A CASE. JAMA. 1910;LIV(25):2041–2042. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550510031008
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