A new technique for endoscopic treatment of gastric phytobezoars: Fragmentation using guidewire

Senturk O., Hulagu S., Celebi A., Korkmaz U., Duman A. E., Dindar G., ...More

Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica, vol.77, no.4, pp.389-392, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.389-392
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Study Aims : Bezoars result from accumulation of indigestible materials in the gastrointestinal tract and often occur in the stomach. In this study, we evaluated the use of guidewires in patients with gastric phytobezoars (PBs) as a new method for PB removal and examined the safety of the procedure.