Intestinal obstruction induced by phytobezoars

Jia-Hong Chen; Kuan-Yu Chen; Wei-Kuo Chang
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE797
Academic Journal
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.


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