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CASE REPORT

Trichobezoar: Ravenous for Hair

Atul Jain, Akshay Prasad, Akash Gupta, Aman Kamra

Keywords : Bezoar, Rapunzel syndrome, Trichobezoars, Trichophagia

Citation Information : Jain A, Prasad A, Gupta A, Kamra A. Trichobezoar: Ravenous for Hair. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2018; 8 (1):97-98.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1271

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Trichophagia is the habit of chewing hair. On an average, only 1% patients with trichophagia develop trichobezoar. They are usually symptomless until they reach a large size. It is common in young females usually with an underlying psychiatric disorder. The gold standard for diagnosis is upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGIE). Here we present a case of trichobezoar in an 11-year-old girl who presented in the emergency with complaint of pain abdomen and symptoms of obstruction.


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