Rectal bezoars due to pumpkin seeds

Mohammad Salman Mirza, Khalifa Al-Wahibi, Shafiq Baloch, Hani Al-Qadhi

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Rectal bezoars commonly occur due to seeds, especially in children living in countries south of the Mediterranean and in the Middle-East. Dried seeds are considered a delicacy and consumed widely. Inadequate chewing or hastily eating without removing the hull may lead to their impaction as bezoars, which may require manual removal under general anaesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-55
Number of pages2
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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