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Research Article

Computed Tomography Findings of Small Bowel Obstruction due to Bezoar Impaction: A Case Series

Guiping Xu and Youmin Guo*

Department of Radiology, First Affiliated Hospital, Medical School of Xi’an Jiaotong University, 277 West Yanta Road, Xi’an, 710061, China

*Corresponding Author:
Youmin Guo, PhD, MD
Professor, Department of Radiology
First Affiliated Hospital
Medical School of Xi’an Jiaotong University
277 West Yanta Road
Xi’an 710061, China
Tel: 0086-029-85323428
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E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: August 28, 2012; Accepted Date: September 25, 2012; Published Date: September 29, 2012

Citation: Xu G, Guo Y (2012) Computed Tomography Findings of Small Bowel Obstruction due to Bezoar Impaction: A Case Series. Emergency Med 2:130. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000130

Copyright: © 2012 Xu G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: This study presents computed tomography (CT) findings of small bowel obstruction due to bezoar impaction.

Methods: CT scans of four patients (two males and two females with an age range of 49 to 86 years) diagnosed with small bowel obstruction due to bezoars were reviewed.

Results: In this patient series, two diospyrobezoars and two bezoars were detected. Typical bezoar findings demonstrated an intraluminal ovoid or round mottled-appearing mass with soft-tissue density containing air in its interstices. Diospyrobezoars were intraluminal calcified masses with or without a typical mottled gas pattern in the jejunum.

Conclusion: Multiple-slice CT effectively aids the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction due to bezoar impaction before surgery.

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