Post Gastrectomy Phytobezoar Causing Intestinal Obstruction

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Phytobezoars are concretions of vegetable matter in the gastrointestinal tract. Phytobezoars can occur following gastric surgery, owing to altered gastric motility. We report the case of a 60-year-old male with diabetes mellitus (DM), who presented 6 months post distal gastrectomy with small bowel obstruction, due to migration of phytobezoars into the jejunum. He underwent exploratory laparotomy and enterotomy, with the removal of multiple phytobezoars.

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Correspondence to Supreet Kaur Grewal.

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Grewal, S.K., Doley, R.P., Sahni, A. et al. Post Gastrectomy Phytobezoar Causing Intestinal Obstruction. Hellenic J Surg 91, 136–138 (2019).

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Key words

  • Phytobezoar
  • bezoar
  • gastrectomy