Prolonged epigastric pain caused by a leaf stem embedded in the gastric wall

Takahiro Yoshioka, Masaya Iwamuro, Haruo Takeda, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

A 67-year-old woman underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy to determine the cause of her prolonged epigastric pain. During the examination, a sharp-pointed foreign body was observed; the edge of the object had been embedded in the gastric wall. The object was removed via an endoscope, and the patients’ symptoms improved immediately. Based on a dietary history and an electron microscope examination, we identified the object as a stem of mizuna, a potherb mustard. Our report indicates that commonly eaten leafy green vegetables can act as sharp-pointed foreign bodies with the potential to injure the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2497-2500
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume57
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Fingerprint

Foreign Bodies
Stomach
Digestive System Endoscopy
Pain
Mustard Plant
Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Endoscopes
Vegetables
Electrons

Keywords

  • Electron microscopy
  • Epigastric pain
  • Foreign body
  • Leaf stem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

Cite this

Prolonged epigastric pain caused by a leaf stem embedded in the gastric wall. / Yoshioka, Takahiro; Iwamuro, Masaya; Takeda, Haruo; Fujiwara, Toshiyoshi.

In: Internal Medicine, Vol. 57, No. 17, 01.01.2018, p. 2497-2500.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{8c75df9f351b47159c9f9b7e9af60130,
title = "Prolonged epigastric pain caused by a leaf stem embedded in the gastric wall",
abstract = "A 67-year-old woman underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy to determine the cause of her prolonged epigastric pain. During the examination, a sharp-pointed foreign body was observed; the edge of the object had been embedded in the gastric wall. The object was removed via an endoscope, and the patients’ symptoms improved immediately. Based on a dietary history and an electron microscope examination, we identified the object as a stem of mizuna, a potherb mustard. Our report indicates that commonly eaten leafy green vegetables can act as sharp-pointed foreign bodies with the potential to injure the upper gastrointestinal tract.",
keywords = "Electron microscopy, Epigastric pain, Foreign body, Leaf stem",
author = "Takahiro Yoshioka and Masaya Iwamuro and Haruo Takeda and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.2169/internalmedicine.0751-17",
language = "English",
volume = "57",
pages = "2497--2500",
journal = "Internal Medicine",
issn = "0918-2918",
publisher = "Japanese Society of Internal Medicine",
number = "17",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Prolonged epigastric pain caused by a leaf stem embedded in the gastric wall

AU - Yoshioka, Takahiro

AU - Iwamuro, Masaya

AU - Takeda, Haruo

AU - Fujiwara, Toshiyoshi

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - A 67-year-old woman underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy to determine the cause of her prolonged epigastric pain. During the examination, a sharp-pointed foreign body was observed; the edge of the object had been embedded in the gastric wall. The object was removed via an endoscope, and the patients’ symptoms improved immediately. Based on a dietary history and an electron microscope examination, we identified the object as a stem of mizuna, a potherb mustard. Our report indicates that commonly eaten leafy green vegetables can act as sharp-pointed foreign bodies with the potential to injure the upper gastrointestinal tract.

AB - A 67-year-old woman underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy to determine the cause of her prolonged epigastric pain. During the examination, a sharp-pointed foreign body was observed; the edge of the object had been embedded in the gastric wall. The object was removed via an endoscope, and the patients’ symptoms improved immediately. Based on a dietary history and an electron microscope examination, we identified the object as a stem of mizuna, a potherb mustard. Our report indicates that commonly eaten leafy green vegetables can act as sharp-pointed foreign bodies with the potential to injure the upper gastrointestinal tract.

KW - Electron microscopy

KW - Epigastric pain

KW - Foreign body

KW - Leaf stem

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85052888390&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85052888390&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.2169/internalmedicine.0751-17

DO - 10.2169/internalmedicine.0751-17

M3 - Article

C2 - 29607971

AN - SCOPUS:85052888390

VL - 57

SP - 2497

EP - 2500

JO - Internal Medicine

JF - Internal Medicine

SN - 0918-2918

IS - 17

ER -