Bezoar

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[edit] Discussion of Bezoar

  • Bezoars consist of ingested foreign materials that accumulate within the gastrointestinal tract and are classified according to the materials of which they are composed.
  • Trichobezoars (hair) and phytobezoars (fruit/vegetable) are the most frequent forms.
  • Bezoars usually form in the stomach and can pass into the small bowel where they occasionally cause small bowel obstruction.
  • Predisposing factors include inadequate chewing, high-fiber diets, and previous gastric surgery.

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Patient #1: Fluoroscopic images demonstrate a bezoar in the stomach

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