A phytobezoar in the acute abdomen
2009 (English)In: American Journal of Surgery, ISSN 0002-9610, E-ISSN 1879-1883, Vol. 197, no 2, e21-e22 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A phytobezoar is a rare differential diagnosis in the acute abdomen. An 89-year-old woman presented with lower abdominal pain. A computed tomography scan and ultrasound suggested the presence of a bezoar. A phytobezoar was extracted surgically, and a resection was performed of the perforated small bowel segment. The etiology and management of phytobezoars are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2009. Vol. 197, no 2, e21-e22 p.
Phytobezoar; Small intestinal perforation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-18744DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2008.02.013PubMedID: 18789409OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-18744DiVA: diva2:221274