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MUSTAFAH RASHID ELAH ABDEL-HALIM ; NICHOLAS RAUL FERNANDO LAGATOLLA ;CES Medicina 2009, 23 2

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CES Medicina ISSN: 0120-8705 revistamedica@ces.edu.co Universidad CES Colombia HILLER, HEINZ GEORG; ELAH ABDEL-HALIM, MUSTAFAH RASHID; LAGATOLLA, NICHOLAS RAUL FERNANDO Terminal ileum perforation secondary to an impacted phytobezoar: case report and review of the literature CES Medicina, vol.
23, núm.
2, julio-diciembre, 2009, pp.
55-61 Universidad CES Medellín, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=261120355006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Terminal ileum perforation secondary to an impacted phytobezoar: case report and review of the literature perforación del ileon terminal por un fitobezoar impactado: reporte de caso HEINZ GEORG HILLER, MUSTAFAH RASHID ELAH ABDEL-HALIM, NICHOLAS RAUL FERNANDO LAGATOLLA Forma de citar: Hiller HG, Mustafah AH, Lagatolla NR.
Terminal ileum perforation secondary to an impacted phytobezoar: case report and review of the literature.
Rev CES Med 2009; vol23#2;55-62 ABSTRACT B ezoars are concretions of undigested food particles, medications, milk formulas and hair.
The most common presentation of a bezoar is in the form of a phytobezoar, which is caused by precipitation of undigested particles of vegetables and seeds.
Small bowel obstruction is mainly caused by adhesions from previous surgery.
Of all causes of intestinal obstruction, phytobezoars are responsible for only 0.4-4 % of all causes.
They are mainly precipitated by previous strictures caused by surgery, partial gastrectomy, Crohn’s disease or intestinal tuberculosis.
Symptoms can range from a vague abdominal discomfort to nausea, early satiety, vomiting, halitosis and weight loss.
Perforation is a rare complication in an intact abdomen because patients seek early medical treatment before this...





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