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Title: Surgical treatment of gastric outlet obstruction from a large trichobezoar: A case report
Authors: Chahine, E
Baghdady, R
El Kary, N
Dirani, M
Hayek, M
Saikaly, Elias
Chouillard, E
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Bezoars
Case report
Gastric outlet obstruction
Pica disorder
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: National Library of Medicine
Part of: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Volume: 57
Start page: 183
End page: 185
Bezoars are concretions of foreign indigestible material accumulating in the gastrointestinal tract leading to intraluminal mass formation that impairs the gastrointestinal motility and can lead to gastric obstruction of the small or the large bowel. There are different types of bezoars, named according to the material they are made of. These include phytobezoar, lactobezoar, pharmacobezoar, trichobezoar, and polybezoar. Trichobezoars (hair ball) are usually located in the stomach but may extend through the pylorus into the duodenum and small bowel (Rapunzel syndrome).
ISSN: 2210-2612
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2019.04.002
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine

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