Bezoar in a pediatric oncology patient treated with Coca-Cola

Sara Naramore, Amy Virojanapa, Moshe Bell, Punit Jhaveri

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A bezoar is a mass of indigestible material. Bezoars can present with a gradual onset of non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. However, bezoars can result in more serious conditions such as intestinal bleeding or obstruction. Without quick recognition, particularly in susceptible individuals, the diagnosis and treatment can be delayed. Currently resolution is achieved with enzymatic dissolution, endoscopic fragmentation or surgery. We describe, to our knowledge, the first pediatric patient with lymphoma to have had a bezoar treated with Coca-Cola.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Gastroenterology
StatePublished - May 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology


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