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Clin Med Res. 2012 May;10(2):75-7. doi: 10.3121/cmr.2011.1016. Epub 2011 Oct 26.

A crunching colon: rectal bezoar caused by pumpkin seed consumption.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449, USA. manne.janaki@marshfieldclinic.org

Abstract

Rectal seed bezoars are an uncommon cause of fecal impaction, particularly in the United States. Although the literature has reported several cases of phytobezoars composed of various types of seeds, bezoars formed of pumpkin seeds have rarely been reported. We report a case of a man, aged 62 years, with a rectal bezoar composed of pumpkin seeds with complications necessitating extensive treatment, including manual disimpaction and colonoscopy.

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