Laparoscopic excision of intra-abdominal paragonimiasis

Jun Young Kim, Chang Moo Kang, Gi Hong Choi, Woo Ick Yang, Seo Bo Sim, Ji Eun Kwon, Kyung Sik Kim, Jin Sub Choi, Woo Jung Lee, Byong Ro Kim

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Lung fluke, Paragonimus westermani of Paragonimus species usually are accompanied by a persistent cough, hemoptysis, and chest pain. Extrapulmonary paragonimiasis caused by ectopic parasites in aberrant locations such as the abdominal wall, abdominal organs, and brain has been reported and the most commonly involved extrapulmonary organ is the brain. We present a case of 56-year-old male patient with intra-abdominal paragonimiasis who underwent laparoscopic excision of abdominal granuloma caused by parasite infection. An intra-abdominal mass associated with eosinophilia might be related to parasite infection. A laparoscopic approach is the most appropriate treatment modality in such benign abdominal pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)556-558
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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