DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20222944
Published: 2022-10-29

Enlarging phytobezoar: a rare cause of small bowel obstruction seen in an elderly patient

Hannah N. Tang, Ryan Green

Abstract


Phytobezoars are a rare cause of small bowel obstruction (SBO) but must be a consideration especially in patients with previous gastric surgeriesand the elderly population. Preoperative computed tomography (CT) should be done to differentiate between bezoars and other causes of SBO. If non operative management fails, surgical removal is the recommended treatment.


Keywords


Bezoar, Small bowel obstruction, Phytobezoar, Enterostomy, Surgery

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