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Table 1 Clinical symptoms & signs of gastric lactobezoar

From: Gastric lactobezoar - a rare disorder?

Symptoms & signs patients reported*) presenting symptom & sign*)
No symptoms & signs 5 (5.2) -
Gastrointestinal   
Abdominal distension 59 (61.0) 45 (46.9)
Vomiting/regurgitation 52 (54.2) 42 (43.8)
Gastric residuals 26 (27.1) 23 (24.0)
Milk curds 9 (9.4) 2 (2.1)
Palpable abdominal mass 19 (19.8) 4 (4.2)
Weight loss/failure to thrive 9 (9.4) 1 (1.0)
Diarrhea 21 (21.9) 18 (18.9)
Melena/positive hematest 7 (7.3) 4 (4.2)
Constipation 2 (2.1) -
Fluid/Metabolic   
Dehydration 24 (25.0) 8 (8.3)
Increased sweating 1 (1.0) -
Edema 3 (3.1) 1 (1.0)
Metabolic acidosis 1 (1.0) -
Cardiocirculatory/Respiratory   
Respiratory distress 16 (16.7) 7 (7.3)
Apnea 6 (6.3) 4 (4.2)
Cardiocirculatory symptoms 16 (16.7) 6 (6.3)
Anemia 6 (6.3) 4 (4.2)
Infectious/Allergic   
Infection 6 (6.3) -
Fever 6 (6.3) 3 (3.1)
Ekzema 1 (1.0) -
Allergic symptoms&signs 4 (4.2) -
Neurological   
Lethargy 7 (7.3) 3 (3.1)
Crying 2 (2.1) 1
Irritability 6 (6.3) 4 (4.2)
Temper tantrums 1 (1.0) -
Cerebral seizures 1 (1.0) 1 (1.0)
  1. *) # show frequencies of parameters indicated in 96 patients from 40 literature reports, numbers in parentheses show percentages per 96 patients