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Rice Cake Ileus
  • Hiroaki Saito,
  • Tsuyoshi Suda,
  • Naoki Oishi
Hiroaki Saito
Kanazawa Municipal Hospital
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Tsuyoshi Suda
Kanazawa Municipal Hospital
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Naoki Oishi
Kanazawa Municipal Hospital
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Abstract

Rice cake is a traditional Japanese food. Interestingly, rice cake can stay in the intestine due to its stickiness and cause food-induced ileus. This case shows an example of intestinal obstruction caused by rice cake. Globalization of Japanese food culture necessitates a deeper understanding of such a characteristic disease.