Parasitic diseases as a cause of acute abdominal pain: imaging findings

ÜNAL E. , Arslan S., ONUR M. R. , AKPINAR E.

INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING, cilt.11, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Acute abdominal pain can be seen in cases with parasitic diseases delivered to emergency departments. The diagnosis of the parasitic disease can be delayed because of the similar clinical signs encountered in other frequently seen causes of acute abdomen. Nevertheless, the features detected in imaging scans can be helpful in the diagnosis. The present study aims to raise awareness about abdominal parasitosis in emergency conditions and also to underline the association between imaging findings and the life cycle of parasites with illustrative cases.