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

Authors

  • 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20230996

Keywords:

Bezoars, Pain abdominal, Laparotomy, Endoscopy

Abstract

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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Published

2023-03-31

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