Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 2702896, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2702896
Case Report

Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to a Metamucil Bezoar: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Department of Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Cairo Street, Riad El Solh, P.O. Box 11-0236, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Correspondence should be addressed to Ali Hallal; bl.ude.bua@50ha

Received 4 April 2017; Accepted 17 August 2017; Published 20 September 2017

Academic Editor: Claudio Feo

Copyright © 2017 Sara Abou Azar 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.

Linked References

  1. S. Yakan, a. Sirinocak, K. Telciler, M. Tekeli, and A. Denecli, “A rare cause of acute abdomen: small bowel obstruction due to phytobezoa,” Turkish Journal Of Trauma & Emergency Surgery, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 459–463, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  2. S.-E. Simpson, “Pharmacobezoars described and demystified,” Clinical Toxicology, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 72–89, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. M. Iwamuro, H. Okada, K. Matsueda et al., “Review of the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal bezoars,” World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 336–345, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  4. S. Naik, V. Gupta, S. Naik et al., “Rapunzel syndrome reviewed and redefined,” Digestive Surgery, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 157–161, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. D. Sharma, M. Srivastava, R. Babu, R. Anand, A. Rohtagi, and S. Thomas, “Laparoscopic Treatment of Gastric Bezoar,” JSLS, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 263–267, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  6. T. Ho and D. Koh, “Small-Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Bezoar Impaction: A Diagnostic Dilemma,” World Journal of Surgery, vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 1073–1079, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  7. W. J. Frohna, “Metamucil bezoar: An unusual cause of small bowel obstruction,” American Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 393–395, 1992. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. R.-L. Zhang, Z.-L. Yang, and B.-G. Fan, “Huge gastric disopyrobezoar: A case report and review of literatures,” World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 152–154, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. S. Ladas, K. Triantafyllou, C. Tzathas, P. Tassios, T. Rokkas, and S. Raptis, “Gastric phytobezoars may be treated by nasogastric Coca-Cola lavage,” European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 801–803, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  10. B. J. Lee, J.-J. Park, H. J. Chun et al., “How good is cola for dissolution of gastric phytobezoars?” World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 15, no. 18, pp. 2265–2269, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. J. E. M. T. de Menezes Ettinger, J. M. Silva Reis, E. L. Q. de Souza et al., “Laparoscopic management of intestinal obstruction due to phytobezoar,” Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons/Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 168–171, 2007. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. B. Nasri, M. Calin, A. Shah, and B. Gilchrist, “A rare cause of small bowel obstruction due to bezoar in a virgin abdomen,” in Proceedings of the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol. 19, pp. 144–146, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar