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Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Supplement 1, pp 51–53 | Cite as

Plastic Bezoars—A Unique Introduction in Bezoars Family

  • Vineet K. VermaEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

Bezoars are rare entities in medical science. Basically, they are of four types: trichobezoars; phytobezoars, pharmacobezoars, and lactobezoars. Some rare types of bezoars are also known. In this article a unique case of plastic bezoars is presented. It was diagnosed preoperatively by esophagogastroduodenoscopy and was removed surgically. The literature on this case is briefly revised.

Keywords

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Plastic bezoars Huge abdominal lump 

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    De Bakey M, Oschsner A (1939) Bezoars and concretion: a comprehensive review of literature with an analysis of 303 collected cases and a presentation of 8 additional cases – Part II. Surgery 5:132Google Scholar

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© Association of Surgeons of India 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryHardoi Nursing HomeHardoiIndia

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