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Small bowel obstruction caused by dried apple.

Ooi S, Hong K - Int J Surg Case Rep (2015)

Bottom Line: We postulate that in our patient that the dried apple was originally small enough to pass through the pylorus.A simple in-vitro experiment discovered that dried apple has a potential to reabsorb fluid and expand up to 35% of its initial size within 72h.This report illustrates the potential for dried food substances to cause intra-luminal SBO after significant expansion with rehydration.

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Affiliation: Campbelltown Public Hospital, Sydney South West Local Health District, Therry Rd., Campbelltown, New South Wales 2560, Australia. Electronic address: smso562@uowmail.edu.au.

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Slice A at start, 4 h and 72 h (from left to right). Growth of 1.3 cm by 29% after 72 h.
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Small bowel obstruction caused by dried apple.

Ooi S, Hong K - Int J Surg Case Rep (2015)

Slice A at start, 4 h and 72 h (from left to right). Growth of 1.3 cm by 29% after 72 h.
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img0015: Slice A at start, 4 h and 72 h (from left to right). Growth of 1.3 cm by 29% after 72 h.
Bottom Line: We postulate that in our patient that the dried apple was originally small enough to pass through the pylorus.A simple in-vitro experiment discovered that dried apple has a potential to reabsorb fluid and expand up to 35% of its initial size within 72h.This report illustrates the potential for dried food substances to cause intra-luminal SBO after significant expansion with rehydration.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Campbelltown Public Hospital, Sydney South West Local Health District, Therry Rd., Campbelltown, New South Wales 2560, Australia. Electronic address: smso562@uowmail.edu.au.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus