Gastric Obstruction - Other Causes

Etiology

  • Bezoar
  • Pyloric stricture (e.g. scarring from ulcer)
  • Extrinsic compression (e.g. external cancer, massive splenomegaly, other)

Risk Factors

  • Eating undigestable material (eg. hair) for bezoar
  • Prior ulcers/gastritis from h pylori, nsaid use
  • Splenomegaly from CML, other leukemia/lymphomas

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Depends on underlying process| Nausea, vomiting, weight loss

Physical Exam Findings

  • Sometimes palpable mass (depending on etiology)

Sub-Diseases