Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

ABDOMINAL IMAGING
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 443--445

An unusual sigmoid phytobezoar in a patient with a transplanted kidney: A case report


Paola Milillo, Angelo Pio Moffa, Vincenzo Bertozzi, Roberta Vinci, Luca Macarini 
 Department of Radiology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Paola Milillo
Department of Radiology, University of Foggia, Viale Luigi Pinto 1, 71122 Foggia
Italy

Bezoars are masses formed by the concretion of stomach contents or debris within the gastrointestinal tract. Bezoars are rare and account for only 0.4–4% of all cases of gastrointestinal obstruction and mainly occur in the stomach or small intestine. Intestinal obstruction caused by colonic bezoars is extremely rare. A 39-year-old man with a transplanted kidney came to the hospital because of abdominal pain, constipation, and distension. We performed an abdominal computed tomography scan and found an ovoid intraluminal mass with a mottled gas pattern in the distal sigmoid colon. Subsequently, the patient underwent laparotomic surgery and removal of the bezoar. We report a rare case of large bowel obstruction due to colonic phytobezoar, which was confirmed intraoperatively.


How to cite this article:
Milillo P, Moffa AP, Bertozzi V, Vinci R, Macarini L. An unusual sigmoid phytobezoar in a patient with a transplanted kidney: A case report.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2016;26:443-445


How to cite this URL:
Milillo P, Moffa AP, Bertozzi V, Vinci R, Macarini L. An unusual sigmoid phytobezoar in a patient with a transplanted kidney: A case report. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Jan 16 ];26:443-445
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