GIANT GASTRIC BEZOAR: A CASE REPORT

Adejumo AA, Koroye OF, Ajamu OJ, Adeosun OA

Available online Jan 28, 2020.

[ Report ] Volume 28, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 544-547


Abstract

Background: We report a case of gastric bezoar in a patient with underlying schizophrenia who presented with features mimicking gastric tumour in Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi, Nigeria.

Methods: This is a report of gastric bezoar who posed a diagnostic conundrum to the managing clinicians. Radiological investigation gave a lead point to the diagnosis and intra-operative finding eventually confirmed the diagnosis of gastric bezoar.

Results: A huge gastric bezoar weighing 2,000g was found. This comprised of different components on nonbiodegradable materials.

Conclusion: Diagnosis of gastric bezoar requires a high index of suspicion by the managing physicians especially in mentally unstable patients. 


Keywords

Gastric bezoar, Schizophrenia, Diagnosis,

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2019

Volume 28 | Issue 4

Page Nos. 544-547

Online since Dec 17, 2019

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