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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 285-287

Phytobezoar at the Meckel's diverticulum presenting as small bowel obstruction: A rare case


Department of General Surgery, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Hari Prasad Ballapalli
Department of General Surgery, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Narketpally - 508 254, Nalgonda (Dt), Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.122173

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Meckel's diverticulum occurs in about 1-3% of the general population. The majority of them are asymptomatic and incidentally identified at laparotomy. The most common complication due to Meckel's diverticulum in adults is intestinal obstruction. Phytobezoar is a concretion of poorly digested fruit and vegetable fibres that is found in the stomach commonly causing symptoms varying from dyspepsia to epigastric mass. Phytobezoars can rarely cause small intestinal obstruction. Herein, we have reported a case of phytobezoar in Meckel's diverticulum presenting as small bowel obstruction in a 38-year-old female.


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