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.
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