Sand bezoar: A very rare cause of intussusception

Azhar AH, and Tarmizi MNM, and A. Rashidi, and H. Mastura, and MNG Rahman, (2011) Sand bezoar: A very rare cause of intussusception. Journal of Surgical Academia, 1 (2). pp. 49-52. ISSN 2231-7481

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Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in the first two years of life. The cause is not apparent in most of the cases. Associated conditions that can result in intussusception include polyps, Meckel’s diverticulum, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, lymphoma, lipoma, parasites, foreign bodies and viral enteritis with hypertrophy of Payer’s patches. We hereby describe a rare case of sand bezoar induced intussusception in a 9-year-old school girl with pica (geophagia). A description of her presentation and management, along with a review of literature is being presented.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Pica; intussusceptions; intestinal obstruction
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:2981
Deposited By: Ms Arzian
Deposited On:19 Oct 2011 06:15
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:33

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