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Intestinal obstruction due to ingested Vaseline.
  1. D W Goh,
  2. R G Buick
  1. Children's Hospital, Birmingham.


    A case of intestinal obstruction due to ingested Vaseline (white soft paraffin) is described. While intestinal obstruction due to bezoars and impacted foodstuffs is uncommon, though well recognised, we know of no previous reports of obstruction caused by semisolid mineral matter.

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