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Foreign body in the ileum after eating shabu-shabu
  1. Daisuke Murakami1,
  2. Hideaki Harada1,
  3. Yuji Amano2
  1. 1 Department of Gastroenterology, New Tokyo Hospital, Matsudo, Japan
  2. 2 Department of Endoscopy, New Tokyo Hospital, Matsudo, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daisuke Murakami, Gastroenterology, New Tokyo Hospital, Matsudo 1271, Japan; daisuke.murakami{at}

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An asymptomatic 73-year-old man underwent a follow-up colonoscopy after a right hemicolectomy for advanced cancer. A larva was incidentally observed, the head of which was inserted into the ileal mucosa near the anastomosis. Mild mucosal oedema with erosions was observed in the mucosa surrounding the larva (figure 1A,B). The larva was removed with endoscopic forceps and identified as an anisakid larva. Two days earlier, he had eaten …

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  • Contributors DM wrote the manuscript and analysed the patient’s data. HH collected the patient’s data. YA gave the final approval of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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