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|Title:||Laparoscopic-assisted management of small bowel obstruction due to phytobezoar|
|Authors:||Ganpathi, I.S. |
|Citation:||Ganpathi, I.S., Cheah, W.-K. (2005-02). Laparoscopic-assisted management of small bowel obstruction due to phytobezoar. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques 15 (1) : 30-32. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Laparoscopy is gaining increasing acceptance for diagnosis and treatment of selected cases of small bowel obstruction. We describe a laparoscopic-assisted procedure used for the treatment of small bowel obstruction caused by a bezoar. A 51-year-old man presented with acute small intestinal obstruction. He had no history of previous abdominal surgery. Diagnostic laparoscopy confirmed a distal ileal obstruction due to an enterolith (bezoar). A limited abdominal incision allowed enterotomy and removal of the obstructing bezoar. Gastroscopy performed a month later showed gastric bezoars which could not be removed endoscopically. Instead, cellulase, a hydrolytic enzyme, was used successfully to treat the condition.|
|Source Title:||Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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