Tat-Kin Tsang, MD; Michael J. Flais, MD; Gary Hsin, BA
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Tsang T., Flais M., Hsin G.; Duodenal Obstruction Secondary to Bay Leaf Impaction. Ann Intern Med. 1999;130:701-702. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-130-8-199904200-00022
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;130(8):701-702.
TO THE EDITOR:
Bay leaf impaction has been described in the esophagus and hypopharynx (1). We report a case of duodenal obstruction secondary to bay leaf impaction in the duodenum.
A 67-year-old man with a history of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and osteoarthritis presented with nausea, vomiting, and crampy epigastric pain 1.5 hours after eating a spaghetti dinner. He took famotidine without relief. His symptoms were initially relieved after vomiting but returned 30 minutes later. He reported no other symptoms and had a normal bowel movement that evening. His medications included glyburide, sustained-release nifedipine, and ibuprofen.
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