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Intestinal anisakiasis can cause intussusception in adults: an extremely rare condition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20380017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report an extremely rare case of adult intussusception caused by anisakiasis. A 41-year-old man was admitted into our hospital for right lower abdominal colicky pain. Ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed the presence of intussusception. As pneumo-dynamic resolution by colonoscopy failed, surgery was performed. The anisakis body was found in the submucosal layer of the resection specimen. The patient was discharged 9 d after the operation. Anisakiasis may cause intussusception in any country where sushi or sashimi now exists as a popular food. If suspicious, detailed clinical interview as to food intake prior to symptom development is crucial.
Tomofumi Miura; Akira Iwaya; Takao Shimizu; Junpei Tsuchiya; Junichiro Nakamura; Satoshi Yamada; Tsutomu Miura; Masahiko Yanagi; Hiroyuki Usuda; Iwao Emura; Toru Takahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  16     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-09     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1804-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anisakiasis / complications*,  diagnosis
Fishes / parasitology
Food Parasitology
Intussusception / etiology*,  parasitology,  surgery

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