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Can a bezoar be diagnosed with abdominal ultrasound?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bezoar

Bezoars are detectable as a mass lesion on most tests (eg, x-ray, ultrasound, ct) that may be done to evaluate upper GI symptoms.
They may be mistaken for tumors; upper endoscopy is usually done. On endoscopy, bezoars have an unmistakable irregular surface and may range in color from yellow-green to gray-black. An endoscopic biopsy that yields hair or plant material is diagnostic.

In brief: Bezoar

Bezoars are detectable as a mass lesion on most tests (eg, x-ray, ultrasound, ct) that may be done to evaluate upper GI symptoms.
They may be mistaken for tumors; upper endoscopy is usually done. On endoscopy, bezoars have an unmistakable irregular surface and may range in color from yellow-green to gray-black. An endoscopic biopsy that yields hair or plant material is diagnostic.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bezoar

Bezoars are detectable as a mass lesion on most tests (eg, x-ray, ultrasound, ct) that may be done to evaluate upper GI symptoms.
They may be mistaken for tumors; upper endoscopy is usually done. On endoscopy, bezoars have an unmistakable irregular surface and may range in color from yellow-green to gray-black. An endoscopic biopsy that yields hair or plant material is diagnostic.

In brief: Bezoar

Bezoars are detectable as a mass lesion on most tests (eg, x-ray, ultrasound, ct) that may be done to evaluate upper GI symptoms.
They may be mistaken for tumors; upper endoscopy is usually done. On endoscopy, bezoars have an unmistakable irregular surface and may range in color from yellow-green to gray-black. An endoscopic biopsy that yields hair or plant material is diagnostic.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Bezoar

Yes.
An abdominal ultrasound would be a very good way of making this diagnosis.

In brief: Bezoar

Yes.
An abdominal ultrasound would be a very good way of making this diagnosis.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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