Perdiem causes esophageal impaction and bezoars.


Perdiem is a bulk laxative (mostly psyllium) formulated as granules; these granules can adhere together and cause esophageal impaction and gastric bezoars. I have reported three cases of esophageal impaction caused by Perdiem. Although endoscopic manipulation is the currently favored treatment, bougienage relieved these impactions easily. One patient also… (More)


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@article{Schneider1989PerdiemCE, title={Perdiem causes esophageal impaction and bezoars.}, author={Robert P. Schneider}, journal={Southern medical journal}, year={1989}, volume={82 11}, pages={1449-50} }