Surgery Today

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 68–70

Small bowel obstruction caused by a medication bezoar: Report of a case

Authors

  • Yukihiro Tatekawa
    • Saiseikai Gose Hospital
    • First Department of SurgeryNara Medical University
  • Katsunori Nakatani
    • Saiseikai Gose Hospital
  • Hisashi Ishii
    • Saiseikai Gose Hospital
  • Shuuichi Paku
    • Saiseikai Gose Hospital
  • Minoru Kasamatsu
    • Saiseikai Gose Hospital
  • Nao Sekiya
    • Sekiya Surgery Gastrointestinal Hospital
  • Hiroshige Nakano
    • First Department of SurgeryNara Medical University
Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/BF00311997

Cite this article as:
Tatekawa, Y., Nakatani, K., Ishii, H. et al. Surg Today (1996) 26: 68. doi:10.1007/BF00311997

Abstract

We report herein the rare case of a 26-year-old woman who developed a small-bowel obstruction caused by a medication “bezoar” or enterolith, following the long-term ingestion of magnesium oxide cathartics for constipation. Medication bezoars resulting from laxatives or cathartics have rarely been reported and we were only able to find two other such cases in the literature.

Key Words

Medication bezoarsmall bowel obstruction

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© Springer-Verlag 1996