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A crunching colon: rectal bezoar caused by pumpkin seed consumption.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22031478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rectal seed bezoars are an uncommon cause of fecal impaction, particularly in the United States. Although the literature has reported several cases of phytobezoars composed of various types of seeds, bezoars formed of pumpkin seeds have rarely been reported. We report a case of a man, aged 62 years, with a rectal bezoar composed of pumpkin seeds with complications necessitating extensive treatment, including manual disimpaction and colonoscopy.
Janaki R Manne; Venu M Rangu; Uma Maheswara R Motapothula; Matthew C Hall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical medicine & research     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1554-6179     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Med Res     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-17     Completed Date:  2012-09-06     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101175887     Medline TA:  Clin Med Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bezoars / complications*,  therapy
Fecal Impaction / etiology,  therapy
Middle Aged

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