Diabetic gastroparesis-associated bezoar resolution via "cola-lysis"

Bryan A. Whitson, Massimo Asolati, Raja Kandaswamy, David E.R. Sutherland

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Phytobezoars associated with diabetic gastroparesis are often sources of diminished quality of life for patients. Poor blood sugar control has been associated with increasing gastroparesis. For recipients of pancreas transplants to correct diabetes, phytobezoar treatment post-transplant can typically be limited to invasive procedures and prokinetic agents. We present the case of an alternative treatment to phytobezoar, cola libation, i.e., "cola-lysis.".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • Bezoar
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroparesis
  • Pancreas
  • Transplant


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