An unusual etiology of epigastric mass

Coskun F., Bozkurt S., Ersoy O.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.26, no.1, pp.114-117, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-117
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Bezoar is described as presence of indigested or poorly digested material forming a mass in the gastrointestinal lumen. Patients may present with abdominal pain, dyspeptic complaints, gastrointestinal obstruction, perforation or bleeding, as well as, incidental abdominal mass in asymptomatic patients. We report a 30-year-old female patient with no history of previous illness who was presented to the emergency ward with complaints of epigastric pain and abdominal bloating. The diagnostic features and treatment of bezoar are presented.