TITLE

EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT: Answer

PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Aug2004, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p1144
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents the answer to a quiz related to the clinical case study of a male with a pelvic mass. Abdominal x ray film showed that an opaque 8 cm mass in the pelvis outlined by gas. The diagnosis of rectosigmoid bezoar was made. Subsequently performed barium enema confirmed the diagnosis showing an intraluminal filling defect with no attachment to the wall. Nearly 60% of colonicbezoars present with abdominal pain, sometimes associated with a plaquable mass, abdominal distension, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea. Colonoscopic removal is considered if enemas fail.
ACCESSION #
13986665

 

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