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Acute small bowel obstruction due to chicken bone bezoar

Authors Vetpillai P, Oshowo

Received 23 November 2011

Accepted for publication 3 December 2011

Published 4 December 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 87—89

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S28514

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Preadeepan Vetpillai,1 Ayo Oshowo2

1CT2 Surgery in General, Charing Cross Hospital, 2Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery, Whittington Hospital, London, UK

Abstract: Acute intestinal obstruction due to foreign bodies, or bezoar, is a rare occurrence in an adult with a normal intestinal tract. We report an unusual case of a 43-year-old black man with no previous abdominal surgery and no significant medical history who presented with an acute episode of small bowel obstruction due to an impacted undigested chicken bone.

Keywords: small bowel obstruction, chicken bone, bezoar

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