phytobezoar


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phytobezoar

 [fi″to-be´zor]
a bezoar composed of vegetable fibers.

phy·to·be·zoar

(fī'tō-bē'zōr),
A gastric concretion formed of vegetable fibers, with the seeds and skins of fruits, and sometimes starch granules and fat globules.
Synonym(s): food ball
[phyto- + bezoar]

phytobezoar

/phy·to·be·zoar/ (fi″to-be´zor) a bezoar composed of vegetable fibers.

phy·to·be·zoar

(fī'tō-bē'zōr)
A gastric concretion formed of vegetable fibers, with the seeds and skins of fruits, and sometimes starch granules and fat globules.
Synonym(s): food ball.

phytobezoar

a bezoar composed of vegetable fibers. Common in cattle as abomasal inclusions. Important as a cause of pyloric or intestinal obstruction. See intestinal obstruction, romulea, bovine colic.
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7] The most frequent type of bezoar in adults is phytobezoar, while trichobezoar is more often found in children and teenage girls.
Phytobezoar formation and food Boli following gastric surgery.
No follow-up information was provided regarding recurrences of phytobezoars, although it is assumed that some of the patients became addicted to Coca-Cola and therefore engaged in long-term phytobezoar prophylaxis.
1) Phytobezoar formation may be due to a reduction in gastric acidity, peptic activity, poor gastric mixing, and/or delayed emptying.
The medical dissolution of phytobezoars using cellulase.
14) Persimmon is the commonest cause of phytobezoar formation reported in the literature.
Bezoars occur mainly in young women and are named according to the substances that are swallowed and produce them, including hair (trichobezoar), phytobezoar (vegetable fibers), diospyrobezoar (persimmon fibers), or pharmacobezoar (tablets/semi-liquid masses of drugs).
The most frequent type of bezoar in adults is phytobezoar, while trichobezoars are more often found in children and teenage girls (1).
Bezoar may be classified as Trichobezoar (mass of hair), Phytobezoar (vegetable fiber), Diospyrobezoar (persimmons), Lactobezoar (inspissated milk), Pharmacobezoar (tablets/semiliquid mass of drugs) & miscellaneous (1, 8, 10).