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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112

Bezoar: An unusual cause of acute surgical abdomen


Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Date of Submission05-Feb-2022
Date of Acceptance06-Feb-2022
Date of Web Publication4-Jul-2022

Correspondence Address:
Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
Consultant Paediatrician, Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, P O Box 55302, Baghdad Post Office, Baghdad
Iraq
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DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_14_22

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Bezoar: An unusual cause of acute surgical abdomen. Hamdan Med J 2022;15:112

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Bezoar: An unusual cause of acute surgical abdomen. Hamdan Med J [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 10];15:112. Available from: http://www.hamdanjournal.org/text.asp?2022/15/2/112/349777



Dear Editor,

In October–December 2021 issue of the Hamdan Medical Journal, Ahmad and Hassan[1] nicely described two Indian children with bezoar obstruction presented as acute abdomen. I presume that the following point ought to be considered. There are different types of child abuse (CA) that might be difficult to diagnose, especially in young children with often misleading medical histories.[2] Interestingly, bezoar as a presentation of CA has been reported in the literature.[3] In India, CA is a major concern as the available data pointed out to the alarmingly high prevalence of abuse (89.9%).[4] I, therefore, assume that in-depth evaluation for the conditions that put the two cases in question at risk for abuse and a psychological assessment of the parents seem crucial and proper actions must be implemented to prevent further occurrence of the incident.

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1.
Ahmad F, Hassan Y. Bezoar: An unusual cause of acute surgical abdomen. Hamdan Med J 2021;14:196-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.
Pomeranz ES. Child abuse and conditions that mimic it. Pediatr Clin North Am 2018;65:1135-50.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Armstrong JH, Holtzmuller KC, Barcia PJ. Gastric trichobezoar as a manifestation of child abuse (1). Curr Surg 2001;58:202-4.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.
Kumar MT, Kar N, Kumar S. Prevalence of child abuse in Kerala, India: An ICAST-CH based survey. Child Abuse Negl 2019;89:87-98  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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