Surgery Today

, Volume 45, Issue 10, pp 1321–1325 | Cite as

An anisakis larva attached to early gastric cancer: report of a case

  • Hideto SonodaEmail author
  • Kazuharu Yamamoto
  • Kazuyuki Ozeki
  • Humio Inoye
  • Shuji Toda
  • Yoshihiko Maehara
Case Report


Gastrointestinal anisakidosis is a nematode infection caused by the ingestion of larvae-infected raw or undercooked fish. The Japanese like to eat raw or undercooked fish, so gastric anisakiasis is a common disease in Japan. However, reports of anisakiasis with gastrointestinal cancer are rare. A 63-year-old Japanese male was diagnosed with a small early gastric cancerous lesion associated with gastric anisakiasis. From our experience and based on a review of the literature, the attachment of an anisakis larva to early gastric cancer is not considered accidental.


Nematode Anisakiasis Early gastric cancer 


Conflict of interest

None declared.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideto Sonoda
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kazuharu Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Kazuyuki Ozeki
    • 1
  • Humio Inoye
    • 1
  • Shuji Toda
    • 2
  • Yoshihiko Maehara
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryImari Arita Kyoritsu HospitalSagaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and MicrobiologySaga UniversitySagaJapan
  3. 3.Departments of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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