- 社団法人 日本口腔外科学会
- 日本口腔外科学会雑誌 (ISSN:00215163)
- vol.58, no.10, pp.600-603, 2012-10-20 (Released:2014-11-20)
A case of sting wounds of the oral mucosa caused by spermatophores of a raw squid is reported. The patient was a 61-year-old woman. She noticed pain of the oral mucosa immediately after eating part of a raw squid. Several milky white, club-shaped foreign bodies measuring 3 to 5 mm were stuck in the tongue, buccal mucosa, and floor of the mouth. These were not mobile and were hard to remove. The clinical diagnosis was sting wounds of the oral mucosa caused by spermatophores of a squid. These foreign bodies were excised together with the surrounding tissue under local anesthesia. Wound healing was uneventful. Histologically, the foreign bodies contained numerous spermatozoa and were identified as spermatothecae, which were ejected from the spermatophores of a raw squid.