Bezoars

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Under a bezoar is meant a tightly packed mass of incompletely digested or undigested material of the stomach can not empty. Gastric bezoars are generally rare and can occur in all age groups. They often occur in patients with behavioral disorders or abnormal gastric emptying and also after gastric surgery. Many bezoars are asymptomatic, but some may cause symptoms. Some bezoars be chemically dissolved, others removed endoscopically, others require surgical intervention.

Bezoars are classified according to their composition:

Under a bezoar is meant a tightly packed mass of incompletely digested or undigested material of the stomach can not empty. Gastric bezoars are generally rare and can occur in all age groups. They often occur in patients with behavioral disorders or abnormal gastric emptying and also after gastric surgery. Many bezoars are asymptomatic, but some may cause symptoms. Some bezoars be chemically dissolved, others removed endoscopically, others require surgical intervention. Bezoars are classified according to their composition: phytobezoars (vegetable most common) trichobezoars (hair) pharmakobezoars (drugs; va common in sucralfate and aluminum hydroxide..). Disopyrobezoare, a subset of phytobezoars (excessive intake of persimmons, occur most often in regions where the fruit is cultivated) provided Other (variety of other substances, including paper towels and foam products like cups) phytobezoar illustration by David M. Martin, MD var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/phytobezoar_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/phytobezoar_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ phytobezoar ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v37892453 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eDiese figure shows a phytobezoar in a patient with diabetic gastroparesis u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’. picture courtesy of David M. Martin

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