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Rare disease
Metal in stomach: a rare cause of gastric bezoar
  1. Malik Amjad Yasin1,
  2. Ghazala Nasreen Malik2,
  3. Sikandar Ali Malik1,
  4. Farooq Azam Rathore3
  1. 1
    Combined Military Hospital, General Surgery, Rawalpindi, Punjab, 4600, Pakistan
  2. 2
    Military Hospital Rawalpindi, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Rawalpindi, Punjab, 4600, Pakistan
  3. 3
    Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Rehabilitation Unit, Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, 46000, Pakistan
  1. dramjadyasin{at}gmail.com

Summary

Bezoars are conglomerates of undigested organic matter, which forms a mass in the gastrointestinal tract. This report describes a patient who developed a gastric bezoar from ingesting a large number of metal objects in order to “treat” his pulmonary tuberculosis.

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Footnotes

  • Competing interests: None.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication

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