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Article
December 1977

Gastric Bezoar Formation Secondary to Gastroparesis Diabeticorum

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(12):1729. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630240061020
Abstract

Diabetic autonomic neuropathy may result in delayed gastric emptying and gastric retention. A case of gastric phytobezoar formation that was secondary to diabetic autonomic neuropathy is reported. Greatly impaired gastric emptying was documented in this case by administration of a radiolabelled meal. Parenteral metoclopramide hydrochloride completely corrected the patient's gastric motility disturbance.

(Arch Intern Med 137:1729, 1977)

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