A bizarre bezoar: Case report and review of the literature

R. D. Goldman*, P. Schachter, M. Katz, R. Bilik, I. Avigad

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A bizarre case of a foreign-body bezoar is presented. A 16-year-old girl swallowed large amounts of toilet paper as a means of dieting. She presented with a palpable abdominal mass, multiple bezoars in the bowel, and paper excretion in the feces before admitting intentional ingestion of toilet-paper balls. Administration of Gastrografin via a nasogastric tube and enemas resulted in gradual excretion of the paper balls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-219
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Bezoar
  • Toilet paper


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