A bezoar BE-zor is a solid mass of indigestible material that accumulates in your digestive tract, sometimes causing a blockage. Bezoars usually form in the stomach, sometimes in the small intestine or, rarely, the large intestine. They can occur in children and adults. One type of bezoar trichobezoar may occur in people with psychiatric illness or developmental disabilities. Bezoars can cause lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and a feeling of fullness after eating only a little food.
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A bezoar BE-zor is a solid mass of indigestible material that accumulates in your digestive tract, sometimes causing a blockage. Bezoars usually form in the stomach, sometimes in the small intestine or, rarely, the large intestine.
They can occur in children and adults. One type of bezoar trichobezoar may occur in people with psychiatric illness or developmental disabilities.
Bezoars can cause lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and a feeling of fullness after eating only a little food. Bezoars can also cause gastric ulcers, intestinal bleeding and obstruction, leading to tissue death gangrene in a portion of the digestive tract. Small bezoars may pass through the digestive tract on their own or after you take medication to help dissolve the mass. Severe cases, especially large trichobezoars, often require surgery.
If you don't have one of the risk factors for bezoars, you're not likely to develop them. If you are at risk, reducing your intake of foods with high amounts of indigestible cellulose may reduce your risk.
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What are bezoars? Answer From Michael F. With Michael F. Show references Feldman M, et al. Foreign bodies, bezoars, and caustic ingestions. Philadelphia, Pa. Accessed April 20, Ulukent SC, et al. A modified technique for the laparoscopic management of large gastric bezoars. Saudi Medical Journal. Gelrud D, et al. Gastric bezoars. Caiazzo P, et al. The Rapunzel syndrome. Report of a case. Il Giornale di Chirurgia. See also Belching, intestinal gas, gas pains and bloating Diabetic Gastroparesis Diabetic neuropathy Diabetic neuropathy and dietary supplements Types of diabetic neuropathy Ease the pain of diabetic neuropathy Feeling gassy and a little embarrassed?
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Gastric Trichobezoar : Case Report Tricobezoar gástrico : Presentación de caso
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Uriza Published A bezoar is a foreign body that can form in the gastrointestinal tract due to the ingestion of non digestible substances. They are classified according to their composition, with trichobezoar and phytobezoar being the most frequent forms, and they are formed by hair and vegetable and fruits fibres respectively. A bezoar is usually formed in the stomach but can however move to the small intestine Rapunzel syndrome and become a low frequency cause of intestinal obstruction 0. View PDF.
Gastric surgery and bezoars
The bezoar may be outlined by fluid in the proximally dilated small bowel, and the mass may be mottled owing to air trapped within it. Premodern medicine considered bezoars a special kind of stone with antidote properties. Please Note: You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. Updating… Please wait. Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.
We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. We present a series of 56 patients with gastrointestinal bezoar following previous gastric surgery for gastroduodenal peptic ulcer. The following parameters were studied: factors predisposing to bezoar formation type of previous surgery, alimentation, and mastication , form of clinical presentation, diagnostic tests, and treatment. This was diagnosed mainly by clinical data and simple abdominal radiology. The main exploratory technique for diagnosing cases of gastric bezoar was endoscopy.