Neonatal Gastric Lactobezoar: Management with N-Acetylcysteine

  title={Neonatal Gastric Lactobezoar: Management with N-Acetylcysteine},
  author={Sarah Bajorek and Roel Basaldua and Katherine E. McGoogan and Charla Miller and Craig B. Sussman},
  booktitle={Case reports in pediatrics},
Gastric lactobezoars (GLBs) are the most common form of bezoars in neonates and consist of aggregations of undigested milk constituents. GLB can present with a variety of intra-abdominal clinical symptoms, and occasionally, extra-abdominal symptoms. Conservative management, with a period of bowel rest and intravenous fluids, is the most common treatment regimen for uncomplicated GLB. Surgical measures are reserved for the rare complications of obstruction and/or perforation. Although limited… CONTINUE READING

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