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Anisakidosis: a cause of intestinal obstruction from eating sushi

American Journal of Gastroenterology volume 93, pages 11721173 (1998) | Download Citation

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We report a case of strangulating small bowel obstruction in a 60-yr-old Japanese woman caused by anisakidosis (previously known as anisakiasis). With the increasing popularity of Japanese cuisine such as sushi in the United States, the incidence of anisakidosis is expected to increase. Intestinal anisakidosis can now be treated temporarily, but this condition may cause a serious obstruction afterwards, as evidenced by this particular case. Over 13,500 cases were reviewed in both the Japanese and English literature, and we discuss the prevention of anisakidosis without negatively altering the taste of the raw fish.

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  1. Second Department of Surgery, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan

    • Kazuaki Takabe
    • , Shigeo Ohki
    • , Osamu Kunihiro
    • , Takeshi Sakashita
    • , Itaru Endo
    • , Yasushi Ichikawa
    • , Hitoshi Sekido
    •  & Hiroshi Shimada
  2. Department of Parasitology, Yokohama City University Hospital, Yokohama, Japan

    • Teruaki Amano
  3. Division of Anatomic & Surgical Pathology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama City University Hospital, Yokohama, Japan

    • Yukio Nakatani
  4. Kaminagaya Central Clinic, Yokohama, Japan

    • Keiichiro Suzuki

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https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1572-0241.1998.00356.x

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