International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Surgery | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023 | Rating: 4.5 / 10


An Astonishing Encounter: Bowel Obstruction Caused by Taenia Saginata

Dr. Binoy Kumar Behera [2] | Dr. J. G. Bhatt [4] | Dr. J. G. Vagadia [2]


Abstract: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common gastrointestinal condition often warranting acute surgical intervention but the cause being Taeniasis is very uncommon. We present this unusual intra operative finding of Taenia worms during nasal suctioning to empty stomach contents in a 30 year old woman posted for emergency laparotomy to relieve small bowel obstruction.


Keywords: Taenia saginata, Small bowel obstruction, Tapeworm, Praziquantel


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,


Pages: 2419 - 2420


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