Small-bowel carcinoid presenting in association with a phytobezoar.


Journal Article (Academic article)

An unusual case of a recurrent, postoperative, small-bowel obstruction is presented. The obstruction was due to a phytobezoar proximal to the site of a primary carcinoid of the small bowel. The radiologic findings of a mobile, intraluminal filling defect and a more distal, fixed mural mass are reviewed. The cause of the recurrent obstruction was likely a "ball-valve" effect of the phytobezoar at the site of stenosis caused by the carcinoid. This case emphasizes the value of small-bowel imaging in repeated small-bowel obstruction.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lorimer, JW; Allen, MW; Tao, H; Burns, B

Published Date

  • August 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 331 - 333

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-428X

Conference Location

  • canada