Pseudotumor of the omentum associated with migration of the ingested crab-leg

Han Jin Cho, Su Jin Kim, Sung Woo Lee, Sung Woo Moon, Jong Hak Park

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    Foreign body ingestion is not uncommon in clinical practice, and it may occasionally lead to penetration injuries. Emergency physicians and radiologists sometimes fail to obtain complete histories including ingestion and may overlook the possibility of foreign bodyinduced complications. Herein, we report a case of stomach antrum perforation due to foreign body migration. We were unaware of the patient's history of eating the Korean delicacy "Kanjang-gaejang," which is raw crab seasoned with soy sauce. Several imaging diagnostic modalities had suggested the possibility of a malignant mass in the gastrocolic ligament area. During the operation, a crab leg was discovered as the cause of an intraabdominal abscess. The patient underwent an antrectomy, a vagotomay, and a transverse colon wedge resection. We present this unusual case of a pseudotumorous lesion caused by ingestion of Kanjang-gaejang.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)569-571
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Korean medical science
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 May


    • Crab
    • Foreign bodies
    • Perforation
    • Pseudotumor
    • Stomach

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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