A Rare Cause of Vomiting in a Neurologically Impaired Child: Phytobezoar


Balamtekin N., Cakir M., Polat Z., Vurucu S., Bagci S.

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS, cilt.16, ss.289-291, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: HONG KONG JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.289-291

Özet

Bezoars are concretions formed in the stomach or the intestine of various foreign or intrinsic substances. They may be asymptomatic or present with non-specific abdominal symptoms. Neurologically impaired children are at increased risk of gastric bezoars due to altered gastrointestinal motility and ineffective chewing. Herein, we report a neurologically impaired child presented with non-bilious vomiting and weight lost for 2 months; and found a huge phytobezoar associated with two gastric polyps in endoscopic examination.