How a dried apple snack turned into a small bowel obstruction: Aussie case report

Pieces of dried apple expanded in the man's gastrointestinal tract, requiring surgical removal.

A man’s late-night dried apple snack turned into a medical emergency when the fruit rehydrated in his gastrointestinal tract, causing a small bowel obstruction, Melbourne doctors report.

The patient, aged in his 60s, arrived at ED by ambulance with a one-day history of generalised sudden-onset abdominal pain.