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Table 6 Reported treatment of patients with gastric lactobezoar

From: Gastric lactobezoar - a rare disorder?

Type of treatment #/96 patients reported*)
No treatment reported 14 (14.6)
Nil per mouth alone 3 (3.1)
Intravenous fluidsand "nil per mouth" 29 (30.2)
Gastric decompression (nasogastric tube) 64 (66.7)
Gastric lavage 16 (16.7)
Gastric lavage with N-acetylcysteine 3 (3.1)
Intravenous fluids+ continued enteral feeds 4 (4.2)
Change to different milk/formula with "normal" concentration 9 (9.4)
Change to different milk/formula with reduced concentration 6 (6.3)
Mechanical disintegration with feeding tube 4 (4.2)
Gastroscopy 2 (2.1)
Surgery 9 (9.4)
  1. *) Types of treatment in 96 patients with gastric lactobezoar. In some patients more than one type of treatment was reported. Numbers in parentheses are percentages of patients managed with the indicated modality.