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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 16. No. 4, 2011

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2011;16;289-291

Case Report

A Rare Cause of Vomiting in a Neurologically Impaired Child: Phytobezoar

N Balamtekin, M Cakir, Z Polat, S Vurucu, S Bagci


Bezoars are concretions formed in the stomach or the intestine of various foreign or intrinsic substances. They may be asymptomatic or present with non-specific abdominal symptoms. Neurologically impaired children are at increased risk of gastric bezoars due to altered gastrointestinal motility and ineffective chewing. Herein, we report a neurologically impaired child presented with non-bilious vomiting and weight lost for 2 months; and found a huge phytobezoar associated with two gastric polyps in endoscopic examination.

Keyword : Gastric polyps; Neurologically impaired child; Phytobezoar

Abstract in Chinese


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