Case Report Suggests Gastric Bezoar Should be Considered as Cause in Children with Persistent Stomach Pain

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    Stephen Nanton, MD

    Stephen Nanton, MD

    Poster 1271 Bizarre Bezoar: An Unusual Cause of Abdominal Pain and Vomiting in a Pediatric Patient

    Stephen Nanton, MD, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

    What’s new here and important for clinicians?

    Gastric Bezoar is a rare cause of abdominal pain and gastric ulcerations and should be considered in differential diagnosis of persistent abdominal pain in pediatric patients.

    What do patients need to know?

    It is important for patients to disclose to their physicians as much information as possible, including history of ingestions of foreign bodies, hair and other non-food objects.  This information would highlight the possibility of gastric bezoar and assisting early diagnosis and treatment.

    Read the abstract

    CT Scan of Bezoar

    Author Contact Stephen Nanton, MD, Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

    stephen.nanton@avera.org


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