A Rare Reason of Mechanical Intestinal Obstruction; Phytobezoar Images for Clinicians
More details
Hide details
Canakkale 18 Mart University Medical School, Canakkale Turkey
Publication date: 2014-10-15
Corresponding author
Oztekin Cıkman   

Canakkale 18 Mart University Medical School, Department of General Surgery, Çanakkale, Turkey
Eur J Gen Med 2014;11(4):275-277
Mechanical intestinal obstruction is defined as the partial or total blockage of the passage of digested food in gastrointestinal system towards the distal. If intestinal obstruction is not treated properly it can cause high incidences of morbidity and mortality. The most frequent cause is adhesion after surgery but etiological cause changes frequently with age. Known symptoms of intestinal obstructions are nausea, vomiting, abdominal ache and distention in the abdomen. In our study we aimed to present a 70 year old patient with intestinal obstruction due to phytobezoar who developed sepsis, with the help of current literature.
Journals System - logo
Scroll to top