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Gastro-intestinal phytobezoars in Zimbabwean Africans.

Stein CM, Gelfand M
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1985 79 (4): 508-9

PMID: 4082259 · DOI:10.1016/0035-9203(85)90078-1

The clinical features of 10 African patients with gastro-intestinal phytobezoars are described. These were similar to those described with persimmon bezoars and we postulate that the fruit of locally found trees, also of the genus Diospyros, are responsible.

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Adult Bezoars Humans Ileum Intestinal Obstruction Male Middle Aged Stomach Zimbabwe

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