Drug Discov Ther. 2023;17(3):217-219. (DOI: 10.5582/ddt.2023.01009)

Laparoscopic-assisted treatment for diospyrobezoar-induced intestinal obstruction after distal gastrectomy and cholecystectomy

Ohya Y, Hayashida S, Yoneda A, Tsuji A, Inoue T, Chiyonaga S, Kuramoto K, Oda K, Iizaka M, Nakahara O, Inomata Y


Diospyrobezoar is a relatively uncommon cause of small bowel obstruction. Here we report successful treatment in a patient with small bowel obstruction due to diospyrobezoar by laparoscopicassisted surgery. A 93-year-old woman who had undergone distal gastrectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy presented with nausea and anorexia. An intestinal obstruction and an intestinal intraluminal mass were discovered on abdominal enhanced computed tomography. Following a transnasal ileus tube placement, the patient underwent laparoscopic surgery to remove the diospyrobezoar from the small intestine. The postoperative course of the patient was uneventful. Laparoscopic-assisted surgery following the transnasal ileus tube was beneficial for the patient's small bowel obstruction caused by diospyrobezoar.

KEYWORDS: diospyrobezoar, small bowel obstruction, laparoscopic-assisted surgery

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