Trichobezoar: Ravenous for Hair

JOURNAL TITLE: Euroasian journal of hepato-gastroenterology

Author
1. Aman Kamra
ISSN
2231-5047
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1271
Volume
8
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Surgery, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Article keywords
    Bezoar, Rapunzel syndrome, Trichobezoars, Trichophagia

    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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