Enterobius vermicularis infestation of the appendix mimicking acute appendicitis in a young Italian boy. Case report

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Beatrice D’Orazio, Sebastiano Bonventre, Bianca Cudia, Dario Calì, Gaetano Di Vita, Girolamo Geraci

Ann Ital Chir, 2020; 9 – Dec. 21
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Enterobius Vermicularis (EV) is the most commonly identified heminth incidentally found within the appendix of a clinically
diagnosed appendicitis.
This simple presence of EV may cause appendicular colic, primarily affecting children, it is an important cause of negative
appendicectomy.
We report a case of a young male who presented with clinical features of acute appendicitis. Laparoscopic appendicectomy
was uneventful and pathologic examination revealed the presence of an EV infestation originating from the lumen of his vermiform appendix.