Giant gastric phytobezoar with gastric ulcer by eating persimmons – a case report

  • Magda Varelas Alves Hospital Vila Franca de Xira
  • Teresa Salgueiro Antunes Hospital Vila Franca de Xira
  • Ana Catarina Caseiro Hospital Vila Franca de Xira
  • Nuno Araujo Bentes Hospital Vila Franca de Xira
  • Pedro Manuel Correia Hospital Vila Franca de Xira

Abstract

Several types of bezoars are described in the digestive tract. The authors present the infrequent case of a giant gastric phytobezoar in a 66-year old healthy woman, admitted for severe abdominal pain in a dragged bezoar framework resulting from the abundant intake of persimmons. The chemical dissolution and endoscopic removal were not successful. Because of being a bezoar with big dimensions and the existence of a gastric ulcer, she underwent a gastrotomy and extraction of the bezoar.

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Author Biographies

Magda Varelas Alves, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira

Interna de Formação Especifica

Serviço de Cirurgia Geral

Hospital de Vila Franca de Xira

Teresa Salgueiro Antunes, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira

Assistente Graduado

Serviço de Cirurgia Geral

Hospital de Vila Franca de Xira

Ana Catarina Caseiro, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira

Assistente Hospitalar

Serviço de Cirurgia Geral

Hospital de Vila Franca de Xira

Nuno Araujo Bentes, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira

Assistente Graduado

Serviço de Cirurgia Geral

Hospital de Vila Franca de Xira

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Published
2017-10-07
How to Cite
ALVES, Magda Varelas et al. Giant gastric phytobezoar with gastric ulcer by eating persimmons – a case report. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 41, p. 47 - 50, oct. 2017. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/529>. Date accessed: 23 june 2024.
Section
Clinical Case