Case Report

A bizarre cause of gastric outlet obstruction

S. Allopi, B. Singh, J. Moodley, J. Maharaj
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 5, No 2 | a1475 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v5i2.1475 | © 2018 S. Allopi, B. Singh, J. Moodley, J. Maharaj | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 July 2018 | Published: 31 October 2001

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S. Allopi, Departments of General Surgery and Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal, South Africa
B. Singh, Departments of General Surgery and Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal, South Africa
J. Moodley, Departments of General Surgery and Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal, South Africa
J. Maharaj, Departments of General Surgery and Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Natal, South Africa

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Abstract

Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) is invariably consequent upon intrinsic gastroduodenal pathology. Ingested foreign bodies are rarely considered to be a cause of this condition. We report possibly the first case of GOO caused by metallic foreign bodies occluding the pyloro-duodenal junction.

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