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n. fitobezoar, concreción formada por fibra vegetal que se deposita en el estómago o el intestino y no se digiere.
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Diabetic gastroparesis, pathologies such as chronic gastritis causing decreased gastric acidity and mucus secretion, and the resulting impairment of digestion and motility are other major causes of phytobezoar formation (4).
Stones and phytobezoar (A bezoar of vegetable fibres) in Meckel's diverticulum.
Ventricular phytobezoar impaction in three Micronesian kingfishers (Halcyon cinnamomina cinnamomina).
The classification of bezoars depends on their composition: trichobezoar includes hair; phytobezoar, vegetable matter such as skin, seeds, and fiber; lactobezoar, undigested milk curd; and lithobezoar, mud and stones.
1,2,3,4) They are classified into different types: Phytobezoar, Trichobezoar, Lactobezoar, and Hard concretions.
If conservative treatment is unsuccessful, or if the phytobezoar causes intestinal obstruction, surgical removal by laparotomy or laparoscopy may be necessary.
Doctors say that it is highly effective at dealing with a condition known as gastric phytobezoar, which is a stomach blockage that, unless successfully removed or destroyed, could lead to a bowel obstruction.
This is a report describing acute intestinal obstruction due to a phytobezoar following truncal vagotomy and gastrojejunostomy in a 68-year-old man.
Other desirable supplemental components include lactase to assist the body's ability to break down lactose (milk sugar) from dairy products; papain from papaya, to assist with protein digestion; and cellulase, to prevent the development of a rare condition known as gastric phytobezoar, in which undigested cellulose, or plant fiber, forms a mass with other plant constituents, which may cause blockage within the gastrointestinal system.
INTRODUCTION: Phytobezoar is a concretion composed of vegetable matter such as skin, seed and the fibre of fruit and vegetables.