Duodenal obstruction secondary to phytobezoar in a child: Surgically removed via gastrotomy

Y. S. Shan, E. D. Sy, C. J. Cheng

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Abstract

Phytobezoar is formed by tightly packed vegetable fiber and can cause duodenal obstruction in the presence of other etiology causing narrowing of the lumen of the duodenum. Diagnostic delay can occur due to nonspecific clinical manifestation. Endoscopic removal is usually done in adult but is a difficult procedure in pediatric population. Surgical removal via a gastrotomy after milking of the bezoar backward into the stomach is safe alternative to duodenotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalFormosan Journal of Surgery
Volume32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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