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Gastric bezoar in anorexia nervosa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17615484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report the case of a gastric bezoar in a patient with anorexia nervosa (AN). METHOD: Case report of a bezoar of the stomach occurring in AN and a review of the literature relating to bezoars and AN from PubMed. RESULTS: A 19 year-old female presented with a 2-year history of AN binge-purge subtype. After 7 days of complete adherence to diet and no purging in hospital, she complained of increased nausea. She vomited up a cylindrical mass that was sent for pathology. A literature search yielded only one report of a bezoar in AN. DISCUSSION: Bezoars are agglomerations of food or foreign material in the intestine. They usually present with abdominal pain, intestinal obstruction, weight loss, poor appetite, or vomiting. The CT scan of the abdomen is the preferred method of diagnosis. Clinicians should consider the diagnosis of a bezoar in AN if there is concomitant pica, trichotillomania, or a change in gastrointestinal symptomatology.
C Laird Birmingham; S Cardew; S Gritzner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating and weight disorders : EWD     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1590-1262     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Weight Disord     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-06     Completed Date:  2007-07-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9707113     Medline TA:  Eat Weight Disord     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e28-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Eating Disorders Program, University of British Columbia, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1Y6, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Anorexia Nervosa / complications*
Bezoars / etiology*

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