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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2011, Article ID 512607, 3 pages
Case Report

Duodenal Perforation with an Unusual Presentation: A Case Report

Department of Surgery, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar 190011, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Received 22 May 2011; Accepted 10 July 2011

Academic Editors: M. Caira and S. Richardson

Copyright © 2011 Arif Hussain Sarmast et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A young female presented with classical complaints suggestive of peptic ulcer disease leading to signs of peritonitis. The said patient after being subjected to baseline workup was subjected to laparotomy which proved to be a surgical surprise. A live ascaris lumbricoides worm was seen pouting out of a duodenal perforation.