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Title: Phytobezoar by aloe vera as long term complication after oesophagectomy resolved using cellulase.
Authors: Pinos, Nathalie
Moreno-Merino, Sergio
Congregado, Miguel
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Pinos,N; Moreno-Merino,S; Congregado,M] General Thoracic Surgery Department, Virgen Macarena University Hospital, Sevilla, Spain.
Keywords: Phytobezoar;Esophagectomy;Cellulase;Gastroplasty;Aloe;Bezoares;Sistema digestivo;Enfermedades gastrointestinales
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Plants::Viridiplantae::Streptophyta::Embryophyta::Angiosperms::Aloe
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Wounds and Injuries::Foreign Bodies::Bezoars
Medical Subject Headings::Chemicals and Drugs::Enzymes and Coenzymes::Enzymes::Hydrolases::Glycoside Hydrolases::Glucosidases::Cellulases::Cellulase
Medical Subject Headings::Anatomy::Digestive System
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Surgical Procedures, Operative::Digestive System Surgical Procedures::Esophagectomy
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Digestive System Diseases::Gastrointestinal Diseases
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Therapeutics::Bariatrics::Bariatric Surgery::Gastroplasty
Medical Subject Headings::Chemicals and Drugs::Inorganic Chemicals::Elements::Metals, Heavy::Gold
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Male
Medical Subject Headings::Disciplines and Occupations::Health Occupations::Medicine
Issue Date: 7-May-2015
Publisher: Elsevier: Creative Commons
Citation: Pinos N, Moreno-Merino S, Congregado M. Phytobezoar by aloe vera as long term complication after oesophagectomy resolved using cellulase. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2015; 13:37-9
Abstract: Bezoars are uncommon diseases caused by the presence of indigestible mass of strange material in the gastrointestinal tract. Gold-standard treatment remains unclear and there are not clinical guidelines to follow. We present a very rare case of 53-year-old man suffering phytobezoar in a gastroplasty after oesophagectomy due to aloe vera ingestion as natural medicine. Finally it was solved with cellulase. Therefore, this is a scarcely complication after esophagectomy. Cellulase is a very good option to treat phytobezoar avoiding reintervention in this kind of patient.
Description: Journal Article;
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.05.008
ISSN: 2210-2612 (Online)
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