J Korean Surg Soc.  2008 Feb;74(2):154-156.

Intestinal Obstruction Caused by Anisakiasis

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. okok001@daum.net

Abstract

Anisakiasis occurs after ingestion of raw marine fish or inadequately cooked saltwater fish or squid containing nematode larvae of the Anisakis genus. Ingested larvae invade the gastrointestinal wall and cause clinical symptoms, including cramping, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and various gastrointestinal lesions. Although enteric Anisakiasis is extremely rare, it can induce intestinal obstruction. Here, we report a case of intestinal obstruction caused by Anisakiasis, along with a brief review of the relevant literature.

Keyword

Anisakiasis; Intestinal obstruction

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Anisakiasis
Anisakis
Decapodiformes
Eating
Intestinal Obstruction
Larva
Muscle Cramp
Nausea
Vomiting
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