Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

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

Phytobezoar at the Meckel俟Q製 diverticulum presenting as small bowel obstruction: A rare case


Hari Prasad Ballapalli, Mallikarjun V Telsang, Anusha Arumalla 
 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

Meckel俟Q製 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俟Q製 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俟Q製 diverticulum presenting as small bowel obstruction in a 38-year-old female.


How to cite this article:
Ballapalli HP, Telsang MV, Arumalla A. Phytobezoar at the Meckel's diverticulum presenting as small bowel obstruction: A rare case.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2013;2:285-287


How to cite this URL:
Ballapalli HP, Telsang MV, Arumalla A. Phytobezoar at the Meckel's diverticulum presenting as small bowel obstruction: A rare case. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Sep 26 ];2:285-287
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