Pathology of Gastric Anisakiasis

  • Y. Kikuchi
  • H. Ishikura
  • K. Kikuchi
  • H. Hayasaka


Anisakiasis of the alimentary tract is divided into two types—gastric and intestinal anisakiasis. There are clear differences in the clinical and pathological findings between these two types. Van Thiel et al. [1] reported that most cases in the Netherlands were of the intestinal type. This was also found in the cases of the Iwanai district in Hokkaido, Japan [2]. By contrast, in the whole of Japan there were 167 reported gastric cases (76.7%) of the 218 cases of anisakiasis over a 5-year period (1969–1974) [3]. There are several clinical and pathological classifications of anisakiasis. Basically, the lesions found in anisakiasis are classified into two categories—fulminant and mild [4].


Stomach Wall Larval Infection Eosinophilic Infiltration Foreign Body Giant Cell Arthus Reaction 
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  • Y. Kikuchi
  • H. Ishikura
  • K. Kikuchi
  • H. Hayasaka

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