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Coconut matting bezoar identified by a combined analytical approach.
  1. D A Levison,
  2. P R Crocker,
  3. T A Boxall,
  4. K J Randall

    Abstract

    A rare type of bezoar composed of coconut matting was found in the stomach of a caucasian man. The exact identity of the fibres was established by scanning electron microscopy, x-ray energy spectroscopy, and microscopic infrared spectroscopy. This report illustrates the importance of these techniques for identifying the nature of foreign material.

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