Image of the Week: An unusual case of small bowel obstruction


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This 31-year-old man presented with features consistent with a small bowel obstruction. He underwent surgical exploration, during which a Meckel diverticulum was found and believed to be the culprit. Shortly following surgery, the patient vomited a roundworm, ascaris lumbricoides, and his small bowel obstruction was attributed to ascariasis.

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