Small Bowel Bezoar in a Patient With Noonan Syndrome: Report of a Case

Asaf Bitton, MD; Jennifer N. Keagle, MD; Madhulika G. Varma, MD


February 21, 2007

Concluding Remarks

Bezoars are an uncommon but notable cause of small bowel obstruction and are associated with gastrointestinal dysmotility. A study[5] of feeding difficulties and dysmotility in children with Noonan syndrome suggests the possibility that enteric nervous system developmental delay may predispose these patients to gastric dysmotility that does not often improve. This subset of patients may be at risk of developing bezoars.


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