Gastric bezoar after hepatic transplantation

Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, Deborah K. Freese, William D. Payne, Nancy L. Ascher, Harvey L. Sharp

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A gastric bezoar complicated the postoperative course of three children following successful hepatic transplantation. Two patients had evidence of extremely erratic absorption of the cyclosporine (CSA) used for im-munosuppression. Gastric bezoars usually occur in patients with gastric dysmotility and/or patients ingesting poorly digestible material. Although several factors may contribute to bezoar formation after hepatic transplantation, a major predisposing factor may be the administration of the large quantities of olive oil required for solubilization of CSA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1989


  • Bezoar
  • Cyclosporine
  • Hepatic transplantation
  • Lipid


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