Wild banana seed Phytobezoar Rectal impaction causing intestinal obstruction

Feng, Yih Chai and Heng, Sophia Si Ling and Siti Mohd Desa Asilah, (2015) Wild banana seed Phytobezoar Rectal impaction causing intestinal obstruction. Indian Journal of Surgery, 78 (4). pp. 326-328. ISSN 0972-2068 (Print) 0973-9793 (Online)

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Wild banana (Musa acuminata subsp. microcarpa) seed phytobezoar rectal impaction in adult is a rare entity. Here, we report a 75-year-old male with dementia who presented with lower abdominal pain, per-rectal bleeding and overflow faecal incontinence. Our investigation discovered a large wild banana seed phytobezoar impacted in the rectum causing intestinal obstruction, stercoral ulcer and faecal overflow incontinence. In this article, we discuss the patient’s clinical findings, imaging and management. The culprit plant was identified and depicted. This may be the first report of its kind. Public consumption of these wild bananas should be curtailed. It is hoped that this report would increase the awareness of such condition and its identification

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intestinal ,obstruction ,Faecal ,impaction ,Bezoar Musa sp., Borneo ,Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 04:00
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 06:48
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/18479

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