Revista médica de Chile
Print version ISSN 0034-9887
MERCADO P, Rubén; TORRES H, Patricio; CARLOS GIL L, Luis and GOLDIN G, Luis. Anisakiasis in a patient with a small hiatal hernia: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2006, vol.134, n.12, pp. 1562-1564. ISSN 0034-9887. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872006001200011.
We describe the presence of anisakiasis in a patient who had a small hiatal hernia. A 60 year-old women presented general malaise, burning pain, flatulence, persistent nausea and abdominal distension during five days before consulting. She referred that she ate a dish of marinated raw fish with lemon and pepper ("cebiche") and after a few hours the symptoms began. An esophagogastroscopy showed a white colour larva of approximately three cm with the cephalic end partially adhered and localized in the mucosa of the hiatal hernia. During the procedure the worm was easily extracted. The morphologic study of the specimen identified it as a stage IV larva of Pseudoterranova sp. The clinical condition of the patient improved after the extraction of the parasite
Keywords : Anisakiasis; Nematoda; Gastroscopy.