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Case Report
Postoperative Wound Myiasis Caused by Sarcophaga carnaria
1 Department of General Surgery, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey  
2 Department of Clinical Microbiology, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016; 40: 172-175
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2016.4621
Key Words: Myiasis, Sarcophaga, wound

Myiasis is a parasitic infection caused by dipteran larvae settling in living tissue and organs. Infestation is generally found in tropical and rural areas, where interaction with animals is common. It is diagnosed based on the evidence of the existence of dipteran larvae in tissues and organs. When planning the treatment, identifying the type of larvae is as important as identifying the infected organ or system. In this case report, we present the case of a female who had a biliary tract injury caused by laparoscopic cholecystectomy and who developed a postoperative enterocutaneous fistula and myiasis caused by third-stage Sarcophaga sp. larvae at the incision area. 

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