trichobezoar

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trichobezoar

[¦trik·ə′bē·zō·ər]
(medicine)
A ball of hair or similar concretion in the stomach or intestine.
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11) Bladder fungus balls, also called fungus bezoars, (2,7) are extremely rare and were described as an amorphous mass that could grow to as large as 10 cm in size.
The clinical spectrum in GI bezoars varies, depending on the stage of bezoar formation, the length of time that it has been present, and the location within the GI tract.
The effectiveness of using a combination of ginseng, Oriental Bezoar (ox gallstone) and Glycyrrhiza was tested in a small randomised double blind placebo controlled experiment (Zheng 2008).
Bezoars are concretions of foreign materials in the stomach, small intestine or bowel of people or animals that impair gastrointestinal motility or cause intestinal obstruction.
The bezoar goat is quite common throughout the leopard range, but especially in Khosrov Reserve, where it makes over 90% of the predator's diet (Khorozyan and Malkhasyan 2002).
They studied the bezoar stones in the numbles of oxen and preached cracked doctrines which, unchecked, might unleash mischief in the world.
Otherwise these should be avoided, as impaction to bezoar (concretions) formation will result, especially in the incontinent patient.
Among the wild animals the goitred gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) is the most abundant with 21 individuals represented, followed by the bezoar goat (Capra aegagrus) and the urial sheep (Ovis vignei) with a combined total of 11, the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with 5, and the wild boar (Sus scrofa), the tolai hare (Lepus tolai), the steppe cat (Felis libyca) and the tortoise (Testudo sp.
While modern society has dropped the bezoar fad, it has contributed to the phenomenon in a unique way.
My interest in learning about the bezoar stone comes from my experience as a reader of chronicles of the New World.
Bezoar patients may present with a history of ingestion of sand, constipation, and recurrent episodes of abdominal pain that may result in significantly painful defecation, which is an important indication for the diagnosis of lithobezoars.
He found a 68cm wide ball called a bezoar inside a girl's stomach, from having continuously chewed a mat made of cocoa fibres.