TITLE

Intestinal obstruction induced by phytobezoars

AUTHOR(S)
Jia-Hong Chen; Kuan-Yu Chen; Wei-Kuo Chang
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE797
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a reprint of the article "Intestinal obstruction induced by phytobezoars," by Jia-Hong Chen, Kuan-Yu Chen and Wei-Kuo Chang, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It focuses on the case of 77-year-old man with symptoms including periumbilical pain, vomiting, and abdominal distension. He underwent computed tomographic scans of the abdomen that show intraluminal inhomogeneous mass. CT findings show that diagnosis causing intestinal obstruction was induced by phytobezoars.
ACCESSION #
55705968

 

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