Phytobézoard gastrique favorisé par la pharmacopée traditionnelle africaine et les antisécrétoires: un cas
We report the case of a phytobezoar seen in a 45 year-old man admitted for acute abdominal pain and weight loss. A gastroscopy found a lesion suggesting a malignant tumour on the posterior wall of the antrum. Biopsies showed an adenocarcinoma. The patient denied surgery but accepted a medical treatment. He also took herbal traditional medicine. Two months later, he developed a phytobezoar. This uncommon lesion is favoured by several factors (hypo peristaltism due to the gastric tumour, and low gastric acidity (complication due to the administration of Protons Pump Inhibitors) and the use of traditional herbal medicine. Should African medical doctors recommend to their patients to stop herbal medicine or consumption of vegetables during a treatment with anti secretory drug?
J. SEHONOU, B. ADDRA, L. HOUESSINON, N. KODJOH
antisecretory drugs, herbal traditional medicine, phytobezoar