Clin Surg | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Colonic Phytobezoar: An Unexpected Cause of LargeBowel Obstruction

Farhanul Huda*, Somprakas Basu, Prateek Sharda, Saumya Agrawal and Siddharth Verma

Department of General Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India

*Correspondance to: Farhanul Huda 

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Colonic phytobezoar is a rare cause of large bowel obstruction and may pose a diagnostic challenge. We report our experience with a case of colonic phytobezoar presenting as sigmoid volvulus. A 22 year old male presented with clinical features of acute large bowel obstruction. X-Ray and sonography of the abdomen revealed gross dilatation of large bowel suggestive of intestinal obstruction. A provisional diagnosis of sigmoid volvulus was made and the patient was taken up for exploratory laparotomy. On exploration, the cause of large bowel obstruction was impacted phytobezoar at the rectosigmoid junction.


Colonic phytobezoar; Intestinal obstruction; Rectosigmoid


Huda F, Basu S, Sharda P, Agrawal S, Verma S. Colonic Phytobezoar: An Unexpected Cause of Large Bowel Obstruction. Clin Surg. 2019; 4: 2347.

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