However, gastric bezoars
are usually treated endoscopically rather than surgically.
In addition, in four patients (21%), there were images of masses that appeared to originate from the small bowel, and seven patients had bezoars
Our series also includes 2 patients in whom the bezoar
consisted entirely of artificial hair extensions.
Laparotomy with extraction of the bezoar
is done with exploration of rest of the small intestine to look for detached bezoars
Previous gastric surgery, vagotomy-induced hypoacidity, and delay in gastric emptying are believed to be the most important factors facilitating bezoar
development; there is a 5% to 12% change in the incidence of bezoar
after gastrectomy (5-7).
After the endoscopy, the patient was given one can of Pepsi Cola and otherwise kept nil per os (NPO) for repeat endoscopy the following day with plans of possible bezoar
STONES IN CONTEXT: FIRST STUDY OF THEIR RELEVANCE IN PREHISPANIC COMMUNITIES OF NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA
Where: National Waterfront Museum, Swansea EVER SEEN A REAL BEZOAR
? Well you can at this Welsh museum.
The Voynich Manuscript would not be out of place in the Kunstkammer in Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, its fantastical plants associating with the adder's tongue credence, and the narwhal horn and bezoar
* Stones and phytobezoar (A bezoar
of vegetable fibres) in Meckel's diverticulum.
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