Small bowel obstruction secondary to migration of a fragment of lithobezoar: a case report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/93872
Title:
Small bowel obstruction secondary to migration of a fragment of lithobezoar: a case report.
Authors:
Medani, Mekki; Myers, Eddie; Kenny, Bryan; Waldron, David
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery & Radiology, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland.
Citation:
Small bowel obstruction secondary to migration of a fragment of lithobezoar: a case report. 2009, 2:9155notCases J
Journal:
Cases journal
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/93872
DOI:
10.1186/1757-1626-2-9155
PubMed ID:
20062672
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction is a common world-wide condition that has a range of etiological factors. The management is largely dependent on the cause of the obstruction. Small bowel obstruction caused by foreign body ingestion is rare; many items have been reported as responsible, but there are no reports implicating polyurethane foam. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 44-year-old Irish male who presented following ingestion of polyurethane foam. He was asymptomatic on presentation but developed a small bowel obstruction shortly thereafter. CONCLUSION: Patients presenting following ingestion of polyurethane foam should be scheduled for elective laparotomy, gastrotomy, and retrieval of the cast on the next available theatre list - given that they are suitable for surgery.
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-1626

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMedani, Mekkien
dc.contributor.authorMyers, Eddieen
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Bryanen
dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-08T14:55:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-08T14:55:55Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationSmall bowel obstruction secondary to migration of a fragment of lithobezoar: a case report. 2009, 2:9155notCases Jen
dc.identifier.issn1757-1626-
dc.identifier.pmid20062672-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1757-1626-2-9155-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/93872-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction is a common world-wide condition that has a range of etiological factors. The management is largely dependent on the cause of the obstruction. Small bowel obstruction caused by foreign body ingestion is rare; many items have been reported as responsible, but there are no reports implicating polyurethane foam. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 44-year-old Irish male who presented following ingestion of polyurethane foam. He was asymptomatic on presentation but developed a small bowel obstruction shortly thereafter. CONCLUSION: Patients presenting following ingestion of polyurethane foam should be scheduled for elective laparotomy, gastrotomy, and retrieval of the cast on the next available theatre list - given that they are suitable for surgery.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleSmall bowel obstruction secondary to migration of a fragment of lithobezoar: a case report.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery & Radiology, Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalCases journalen
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