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Intestinal obstruction and bezoars.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American College of Surgeons
1072-7515
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
179
Issue
3
Pages
285–288
Identifiers
PMID: 8069423
Source
Medline

Abstract

Bilateral truncal vagotomy plus pyloroplasty and a excessive ingestion of vegetable fiber are the main factors predisposing to bezoar formation. Clinically, intestinal bezoars manifest themselves in most cases as complete intestinal obstruction. Simple roentgenography of the abdomen is the fundamental technique for diagnosing the occlusive syndrome. Treatment must be operative, during which the bezoar is fragmented and milked to the cecum. The stomach must be explored for associated bezoars.

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