Esophageal obstruction after ingestion of a fiber-containing diet pill.

Seidner DL, Roberts IM, Smith MS
Gastroenterology. 1990 99 (6): 1820-2

PMID: 2227297 · DOI:10.1016/0016-5085(90)90493-k

Foreign bodies of the esophagus in adults may be the result of a food bolus that becomes lodged proximal to a structural abnormality of the distal esophagus. A case of peptic stricture of the esophagus in a patient who presented with acute dysphagia after ingesting an over-the-counter diet pill composed of guar gum is discussed. It is recommended that anorectics composed of dietary fiber should not be used in patients with a history of esophageal stricture.

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Aged Appetite Depressants Barium Endoscopy, Digestive System Esophageal Diseases Foreign Bodies Humans Male Radiography

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