Carpet bezoar obstruction of the small intestine

J Pediatr Surg. 1996 Dec;31(12):1691-3. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3468(96)90052-4.


Bezoars are food or fiber concretions of the alimentary tract, which infrequently cause intestinal obstruction. The authors describe a case of a 7-year-old child with pica in whom a synthetic fiber bezoar obstruction of the small intestine developed at the site of a previously stapled intestinal anastomosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bezoars / complications*
  • Bezoars / pathology
  • Bezoars / surgery
  • Child
  • Floors and Floorcoverings*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Obstruction / etiology*
  • Intestinal Obstruction / pathology
  • Intestinal Obstruction / surgery
  • Intestine, Small* / pathology
  • Male