Rare Cause of Obstructive Acute Abdomen by Phytobezoar: Orange Pomace
1 ; 1 ; in Month : December (2019) Article No : gjsst-v1-1003
Cembraneli PN and Cavalcante JBF
Obstructive acute abdomen is considered the second most common type of acute abdomen in surgical emergency. Phytobezoars are rarely reported as etiological factors and affected patients may remain asymptomatic for many years. In most cases, diagnosis is difficult and this entity continues undiagnosed until surgery due to the absence of specific signs and symptoms. Although no gold standard exam is available for the diagnosis of intestinal phytobezoar, this hypothesis should be considered when encountering an obstructive acute abdomen. In this study, a case of acute abdomen caused by phytobezoar is reported.
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