Phytobezoar: an unusual cause of intestinal obstruction

  title={Phytobezoar: an unusual cause of intestinal obstruction},
  author={Hoh Chew Teng and Ouzreiah Nawawi and K. P. Ng and Y I Yik},
  booktitle={Biomedical imaging and intervention journal},
Small bowel phytobezoars are rare and almost always obstructive. There have been previously reported cases of phytobezoars in the literature, however there are few reports on radiological findings for small bowel bezoars. Barium studies characteristically show an intraluminal filling defect of variable size that is not fixed to the bowel wall with barium filling the interstices giving a mottled appearance. On CT scan, the presence of a round or ovoid intraluminal mass with a 'mottled gas… CONTINUE READING


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