A rare cause of acute abdomen: small bowel obstruction due to phytobezoar.

@article{Yakan2010ARC,
  title={A rare cause of acute abdomen: small bowel obstruction due to phytobezoar.},
  author={Savaş Yakan and Ahmet Sirinocak and Kemal Emre Telciler and Mehmet Tahsin Tekeli and Ali Galip Deneçli},
  journal={Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={459-63}
}
BACKGROUND Phytobezoars are a rare cause of acute small bowel obstruction. The aim of this work was to identify the diagnostic difficulties and treatment of this rare entity. METHODS Data of 14 patients operated between January 1999-January 2009 with small bowel phytobezoar were retrospectively studied. The patients (n=432) were treated in our clinic for small bowel obstructions. Of these, 14 (3.2%) phytobezoar-induced small bowel obstructions were included in this series. Median patient age… CONTINUE READING
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