Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Abdominal Imaging - Case Report

Closed perforation of the small bowel secondary to a phytobezoar: imaging findings

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From the Department of Radiology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Radiology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Diagn Interv Radiol 2007; 13: 19-22
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Abstract

Small bowel perforation secondary to phytobezoars is a rare clinical entity, which is not well-documented in the radiological literature. Sonographic and computed tomography (CT) findings of a case of closed small bowel perforation secondary to phytobezoars in a patient with previous gastric surgery are presented. Both abdominal ultrasound and CT examinations revealed a collection containing air at the left lower quadrant as well as neighboring intraluminal masses suggestive of bezoars. We propose that appropriate CT examination is a very useful imaging modality for evaluating this kind of bowel perforation.

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