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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Case 29: Gastric trichobezoar and subphrenic abscess.
Bezoars are classified according to their primary constituent, the most common types being trichobezoars (hair) or phytobezoars (plant material).
On an upper GI series, a gastric trichobezoar appears as a filling defect conforming to the walls of the stomach, occasionally with a tail extending through the pylorus.
Small-bowel obstruction due to migratory trichobezoar in a child: CT diagnosis.
Trichobezoars occur almost exclusively in females and in 80% of cases the patient has a psychiatric disorder.
Management of trichobezoars depends largely on the presentation of the patient.
After trichobezoar removal, prognosis is good if psychiatric management to control habitual trichophagia is successful.
Furthermore, our patient at 5-year follow-up is symptom free and had no further recurrence of trichobezoar.
4,5) Some patients with trichobezoar show overt psychic/mental disturbance or personality maladjustment.
The diagnosis of trichobezoar is possible on imaging in a proper clinical setting.