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.
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Sonoda, H., Yamamoto, K., Ozeki, K. et al. An anisakis larva attached to early gastric cancer: report of a case. Surg Today 45, 1321–1325 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00595-014-1012-3