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A 76-year-old man was referred to the author’s department with melena and anaemia (haemoglobin level 102 g/L). The patient had a medical history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidaemia. Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD) showed a gastric bezoar of 5 cm diameter in the fornix (figure 1A) with ulceration of the angulus. Since endoscopic fragmentation with biopsy forceps was unsuccessful due to the …
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