Dec 12, 2023

A surgical case of inflammatory pseudotumor by hepatic anisakiasis.

Clinical journal of gastroenterology
  • Kotaro Ito
  • ,
  • Takao Ide
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  • Tomokazu Tanaka
  • ,
  • Eiji Nagayasu
  • ,
  • Hideo Hasegawa
  • ,
  • Hirokazu Noshiro

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Research paper (scientific journal)

Anisakiasis is a parasitic infection caused by the ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood infected with Anisakis larvae. It generally affects the gastrointestinal tract, particularly the stomach, but very rare cases have been reported in which infection of the liver leads to the formation of inflammatory pseudotumors. We herein report an extremely rare case of an inflammatory pseudotumor induced by hepatic anisakiasis that was laparoscopically resected for the purpose of both diagnosis and treatment. A 51-year-old woman underwent a routine medical checkup by ultrasound examination, which incidentally detected a 15-mm mass on the surface of S6 of the liver. Because a malignant tumor could not be ruled out on several preoperative imaging studies, laparoscopic partial resection of the liver was performed. Histopathological examination revealed Anisakis larva in the inflammatory pseudotumor, suggesting hepatic anisakiasis. This report describes an extremely rare case of an inflammatory pseudotumor induced by hepatic anisakiasis. Because the preoperative diagnosis could not be obtained by several imaging modalities, laparoscopic liver resection with a sufficient margin might be suitable for diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

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  • DOI : 10.1007/s12328-023-01891-x
  • Pubmed ID : 38085443