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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 854975, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/854975
Case Report

Intestinal Obstruction due to Colonic Lithobezoar: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature

Department of General Surgery, Nevşehir State Hospital, 50000 Nevsehir, Turkey

Received 12 December 2012; Accepted 1 January 2013

Academic Editors: J. Kobr and P. Strisciuglio

Copyright © 2013 Metin Şenol et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Bezoar is defined as the accumulation of undigested foreign bodies or nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract. These foreign bodies can be hair (trichobezoar), fibers or seeds of vegetables and fruits (phytobezoar), or remnants of milk (lactobezoar) and stones (lithobezoar). Lithobezoar, the accumulation of stones in the digestive tract, is commonly seen in stomach. In this paper, a 7-year-old girl with colonic lithobezoar who presented with constipation, abdominal pain, and the history of pica was successfully treated by the extraction of the stones under general anesthesia.