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, 20 (4), 159-160

Gastric Anisakiasis Presenting as a Vanishing Tumor


Gastric Anisakiasis Presenting as a Vanishing Tumor

Zhehao Dai et al. J Gen Fam Med.


Gastric anisakiasis might present as a submucosal tumor-like lesion in esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Cautious search is needed when it is suspected in order to avoid misdiagnosis and unnecessary invasive procedures.

Keywords: esophagogastroduodenoscopy; gastric anisakiasis; vanishing tumor.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors have stated explicitly that there are no conflicts of interest in connection with this article.


Figure 1
Figure 1
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy disclosed a submucosal tumor‐like lesion in the greater curvature of the gastric fundus (A). An Anisakis larva was found penetrating into the mucosa posterior to the tumor‐like lesion (B). The submucosal tumor‐like lesion flattened out after removal of the larva, better revealing the ulcer (C)
Figure 2
Figure 2
Repeat esophagogastroduodenoscopy 4 mo later demonstrated an ulcer scar

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