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June 1979

Biliary Clonorchiasis

Arch Surg. 1979;114(6):748. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370300102022

• Parasitic infection of the biliary tree may be seen more frequently because of changing patterns in travel, and may come to the attention of the surgeon when obstruction or secondary bacterial infection occurs. In this case, intraoperative cholangiography indicated common duct abnormalities, and choledochotomy led to the diagnosis of Clonorchis sinensis. A recommendation is made to follow up patients with biliary parasite infections to determine the long-term sequelae.

(Arch Surg 114:748, 1979)