Doormatobezoar: first case report of a bezoar formed by doormat ingestion


  • Madhur Anand Department of Urology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India
  • Noor Topno Department of General Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, India
  • Kyrshanlang G. Lynrah Department of General Surgery, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong, India
  • Swati Aggarwal Department of Anaesthesiology, Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India



Bezoars, Pain abdominal, Laparotomy, Endoscopy


Bezoars are retained concretions of undigested foreign material that accumulate and coalesce within the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly in the stomach. A 12 years old male child presented to us with complaints of pain upper abdomen on and off for 2 months. He had a habit of biting and chewing doormat at home for several months. Physical examination revealed mild epigastric tenderness. Upper GI endoscopy revealed a mass of fibres in the stomach which was tightly organised and too large to safely remove endoscopically in toto. Hence patient was taken up for surgery and a mass of around 9×6 cm in size and oval in shape was removed from stomach. Postoperative recovery was uneventful. Doormatobezoars are rare cause of pain abdomen which can be treated safely and effectively surgically.


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