Complications of Bezoar in Children: What Is New?
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Introduction
A bezoar is a mass found trapped in the gastrointestinal system, though it can occur in other locations. A bezoar in the esophagus or upper gastrointestinal tract is commonly reported in developmentally delayed or institutionalized children. We report two cases to illustrate different salient features and management challenges of this disease. Bezoars are usually associated with symptoms from local obstruction or suffocation. A high index of suspicion with prompt diagnosis and treatment is pivotal to minimize complications. Occasionally, complications may develop during the surgical procedure to remove the impacted materials.

Case
A developmentally delayed girl from Mainland China was abandoned at the age of 3 years in the streets of Hong Kong and subsequently institutionalized. She had multiple abnormalities including surgery for presumed Hirsprung disease in Mainland China. She was confirmed to have 46XX del chromosomal abnormality in Hong Kong. She resided at an institution, and reportedly, she had pica and chronic constipation. At age of 9 years, she was admitted with painless abdominal distension......

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3830779/
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