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Foreign body in the ileum after eating shabu-shabu
  1. Daisuke Murakami1,
  2. Hideaki Harada1,
  3. Yuji Amano2
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, New Tokyo Hospital, Matsudo, Japan
  2. 2Department 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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