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Lactobezoar – not so bizarre!
  1. P Vallabhaneni1,
  2. M Mansour1,
  3. K Hutton2,
  4. S Banerjee1
  1. 1Department of Neonatal Medicine, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to P Vallabhaneni, Department of Neonatal Medicine, Singleton Hospital, Sketty Lane, Swansea SA28QA, UK; drpammi{at}

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A male infant of 24 weeks' gestation, one of dichorionic diamniotic twins, presented on day 19 with persistent non-bilious vomiting associated with epigastric distension. His mother was on suppressive corticosteroid therapy for hyperactivity of natural killer cells. Trophic feeds had been initiated on day 2 and full enteral feeds established on day 12 with fortified expressed breast milk. Gaviscon was added in view of suspected gastro-oesophageal …

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