Phytobezoar induced ileal obstruction in children: report of two cases

Singh, Narinder; Digray, Nasib C.; Parihar, Satish and Langer, Raja (2006) Phytobezoar induced ileal obstruction in children: report of two cases. JK Science, Journal oF Medical Education & Research, 8 (2). pp. 103-105. ISSN 0972-1177

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Two cases of small bowel obstruction (SBO) in children induced by phytobezoar impaction are reported. Both the children were between 3-4 yrs of age and had no history of any previous intra-abdominal operation. Preoperative diagnosis was not possible in either case. Both the cases were diagnosed at laparotomy and obstruction was relieved by disintegration of the phytobezoar mass. Postoperatively, after specific questioning suggestive history of Carissa Opaca (Garna) ingestion, 24 hrs before onset of symptoms was obtained from the parents.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:CASE REPORT,8(2) 2006 JK SCIENCE
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bezoars, Phytobezoar, Intestinal Obstruction, Child, Carissa Opaca, Laparotomy, Pre-operative Diagnosis
Subjects:Surgical Procedures, Operative > Laparotomy
Digestive System Diseases > Gastrointestinal Diseases > Intestinal Diseases
Persons > Age Groups > Child
Diagnosis > Early Diagnosis
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Foreign Bodies
Health Occupations > Medicine > Specialties, Surgical > Surgery
Plants > Plant Families and Groups > Angiosperms
ID Code:1704
Deposited By:JK Science: Journal of Medical Education and Research
Deposited On:28 July 2006

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