Accumulation of foreign material in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract
Commonly divided into three categories based on the substances from which the bezoar is derived:
Phytobezoar (from v...
Signs and symptoms of bezoar formation include the following:
Upper GI bleeding and perforation
Left upper quadrant mass
Difficult to remove endoscopically; attempts to fragment may result in migration and small bowel obstruction.
Treatment is usually surgical removal: Trichobezoars...
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938 Foreign body in digestive system, unspecified
935.2 Foreign body in stomach
936 Foreign body in intestine and colon
T18.9XXA Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unspecified, initial...
Q: What are some commonly used medications that can lead to bezoar formation?
A: Vitamins, antacids, psyllium, sucralfate, cimetidine, and nifedipine
Q: What may place an infant at risk for formatio...
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