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2021 May 21

Int J Surg Case Rep


Intestinal Obstruction Secondary to Multiple Gastrointestinal phytobezoars, A Rare presentation.


Alsahwan AG, Almarhoon AM, AlSafwani J, Alsahwan H, Alturki N
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2021 May 21; 83:106004.
PMID: 34052714.


Intestinal obstruction considered to be one of the most common surgical presentation. Adhesions secondary to previous operations, hernias, neoplasms, inflammatory bowel disease, intussusception, or volvulus are the usual causes of intestinal obstruction but bezoar can presents in 0.4-4%. Bezoar can be trapped in different locations throughout the gastrointestinal tract and it can be solitary or multiple lesions.