A case of abdominal syndrome caused by the presence of a large number of Anisakis larvae

Int J Parasitol. 1992 Apr;22(2):251-3. doi: 10.1016/0020-7519(92)90111-w.


A 58-year-old woman living in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, complained of severe epigastric pain and nausea about 8 h after having eaten 'Sashimi'. A gastrocamera examination undertaken as a result of her clinical history of gastric anisakiasis indicated that a large number of worms had penetrated the posterior walls. Fifty-six larval nematodes were directly removed from the greater curvature of the stomach with a gastroendoscopic biopsy clipper, and were identified as the larvae of Anisakis simplex.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / etiology*
  • Animals
  • Female
  • Gastroscopy
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Nausea / etiology*
  • Nematoda / isolation & purification*
  • Nematode Infections / parasitology*
  • Nematode Infections / surgery
  • Stomach / parasitology*
  • Syndrome