A CASE REPORT: TAENIA SAGINATA PRESENTING WITH INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION
Digvijay Singh Tanwar and Ravi Verma*
Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common gastrointestinal condition often requiring acute surgical intervention. In humans, tapeworm species can cause a parasitic infection by ingestion of raw or under cooked beef (T. saginata) or pork (T. solium and T. asiatica). Taeniasis usually presents with vague symptoms or mild abdominal pain and discomfort. Taenia saginata infection is caused by the bovine tapeworm and it can be the cause of many emergencies. We report a case of small bowel obstruction leading to due to an impacted tapeworm. The diagnosis of these rare circumstances is usually made intraoperatively.
Keywords: Small Bowel Obstruction (SBO), Taenia saginata, bovine tapeworm.
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