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, vol.16, no.4, pp.289-291, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : HONG KONG JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-291

Abstract

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.