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December 1971

Diospyrobezoar of the Jejunum in a Postgastrectomy Patient

Author Affiliations

Northridge, Calif
From the Department of Radiology, Northridge (Calif) Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1971;103(6):765-766. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350120129026

Phytobezoars are an uncommon cause of small bowel obstruction following gastric resection. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a diospyrobezoar (persimmon bezoar) obturating the small intestine postgastrectomy.