Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2004 Jan;28(1):43-46.

A Case of Anisakiasis Concurrently Invading the Stomach, Ileocecal Valve and Transverse Colon

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Carollo Hospital, Suncheon, Korea. carolokim2002@yahoo.co.kr
  • 221century Hana Clinic, Mokpo, Korea.

Abstract

Anisakiasis of the gastrointestinal tract is caused by the ingestion of raw fish or uncooked foods infested with Anisakis larvae belonging to the subfamily Anisakidae. With the increasing popularity of Japanese cuisine such as sashimi in Korea, the incidence of anisakiasis is expected to increase. The entire gastrointestinal tract from the esophagus to the rectum can be involved. Colonic anisakiasis is rare in comparison with gastric involvement. We report the anisakiasis concurrently invading the stomach, ileocecal valve and transverse colon treated by endoscopy with a brief review of the relevant literature.

Keyword

Anisakis; Colonic anisakiasis

MeSH Terms

Anisakiasis*
Anisakis
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Colon
Colon, Transverse*
Eating
Endoscopy
Esophagus
Gastrointestinal Tract
Humans
Ileocecal Valve*
Incidence
Korea
Larva
Rectum
Stomach*
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