Author(s): Ulusan S, Ko Z, Trer N
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Abstract BACKGROUND: We aimed to present our experience on computed tomography (CT) findings of small bowel obstruction due to bezoar impaction. METHODS: CT scans of seven patients (3 males, 4 females, age range; 30-93 years) who were diagnosed as small bowel obstruction due to bezoars were reviewed. RESULTS: In each patient, an intraluminal mass with a mottled gas pattern on CT enabled specific preoperative diagnosis of bezoars, and postoperative changes such as anastomotic lines and afferent-efferent loops. CONCLUSION: CT imaging is useful in making the diagnosis of bezoar associated with small bowel obstruction, and greatly helps assessing the detailed abdominal anatomy.
This article was published in Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg
and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access