Doctors solve a rare case by removing a 6-inch roundworm fro
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Doctors at Delhi's GB Pant Hospital recently removed a six-inch long roundworm from the liver of an 18-month-old infant. Commonly, they are found in the intestine but this was a rare case in which the parasitic organism managed to travel to the liver via bile duct of the baby boy, doctors said. This is perhaps the second such case in the world, the first was reported in Brazil.

The doctors removed the parasite using a paediatric endoscope of 9mm in diameter from the liver of a one and-a-half-year-old patient. Doctors inserted it into the child's food pipe via mouth. It went up to the small intestine. Then, an endoscopic knife was inserted into the bile duct, which had to be cut to extract the roundworm.

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