NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Endoscopic Versus Surgical Intervention for Jejunal Bezoar Formation

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

12-1-2018

Department

Surgery

Abstract

Bezoar-induced small bowel obstruction is a rare entity, but it should be highly suspected in those with prior abdominal or bariatric surgery. The cornerstone of treatment for intestinal bezoars has been surgical exploration to relieve the obstruction. We present a patient with obstructive jejunal phytobezoar formation that was relieved via an endoscopic approach rather than a surgical modality.

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