CT appearance of phytobezoar causing small bowel obstruction; a report of three cases

Tsuyoshi Hyodo, S. Onishi, S. Hashimura, K. Hino, H. Hayashi, Susumu Kanazawa

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Phytobezoar is one of uncommon diseases which cause small bowel obstruction. We report three cases of phytobezoar causing small bowel obstruction and their CT appearance was reviewed. CT showed intraluminal ovoid masses that contained gas between dilated small bowel loops and collapsed ones. This CT appearance is useful in making diagnosis of phytobezoar associated with small bowel obstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-534
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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