Invading plant material appearing as a colonic tumoural mass in a four-year-old girl

Mahjoub, Fatemeh; Kalantari, Mehdi; Tabarzan, Nargess; Moradi, Behnaz
October 2009
Tropical Doctor;Oct2008, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p253
Academic Journal
In this article, we report the invasive behaviour of a plant, not described before, which elicited a severe inflammatory response in the colonic wall, and was clinically diagnosed as a mass lesion in a four-year-old girl. Although rectal bezoars are the most frequent complications of ingested dried seeds, this plant behaviour should also be borne in mind in rare occassions.


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