Bezoar, A Rare Cause of Gastrointestinal Obstruction

MM Hussain, CA Kawser
2010 Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons  
Bezoars are rare but bizzare and well known entity . We recently treated three cases of bezoar in the stomach and intestine presenting with obstructive symptoms . The presentation and findings were suggestive. These were removed surgically with relief of symptoms. Case 1: Miss M , a 12 year old female child was brought with complaints of abdominal pain and vomiting for two weeks. She was suffering from recurrent abdominal pain for about a year. Pain was mostly in the epigastrium, aggravated
more » ... ium, aggravated after meals and frequently followed by vomiting. There were episodes of severe pain but she had no hematemesis or malaena and her bowel habit was normal. She was reluctant to eat as she did not feel hungry. She has recently lost weight for two -three months and for last two weeks was taking liquids only. On enquiry mother agreed that the child has the habit of taking her own hairs for quite long time .
doi:10.3329/jbcps.v28i3.6517 fatcat:5gi4hmytifa2bjrtvjdd2aykq4