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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 572484, 3 pages
Case Report

Taenia saginata: A Rare Cause of Gall Bladder Perforation

1Department of Surgery, Government Medical College, Srinagar 190010, India
2Department of Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110002, India

Received 5 April 2012; Accepted 27 May 2012

Academic Editors: N. Johnson, S. I. Kosugi, and R. Mofidi

Copyright © 2012 Suhail Yaqoob Hakeem 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.


We report a case of biliary peritonitis caused by gall bladder perforation due to Taenia saginata induced gangrenous cholecystitis. Although parasites are not unusual causes of biliary tract disorders, especially in disease endemic areas, but this is for the first time that Taenia saginata has been reported to cause gall bladder perforation.