Intestinal obstruction due to phytobezoar in a Meckel's diverticulum

D. Rosin, Y. Korianski, A. Ayalon

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Meckel's diverticulum is the most prevalent anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, found in about 2% of the general population. Most are asymptomatic; but most frequent complications are intestinal obstruction, diverticulitis and lower gastrointestinal bleeding. A 33-year-old man was operated on for mechanical small bowel obstruction caused by a large Meckel's diverticulum filled with a phytobezoar. This mechanism of obstruction is rare. When the history of a patient without previous intestinal operations, as in this case, raises the possibility of phytobezoar, the probability of congenital anomaly is high.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227, 286
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes


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