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
Externally publishedYes


  • Crab
  • Foreign bodies
  • Perforation
  • Pseudotumor
  • Stomach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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