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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Our aim in this paper is to present a case of giant gastric trichobezoar treated with emergency surgical intervention, thereby stressing the importance of clinical doubt for correct diagnosis before complications arise because bezoars can be asymptomatic or present with nonspecific symptoms.
They are classified according to their constituents: trichobezoar - hair ball, or phytobezors -undigested food particles such as cellulose.
In most cases, the trichobezoar is confined within the stomach.
Clinical symptoms related to the presence of a trichobezoar within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are characterized by late onset and lack of specificity, causing late diagnosis.
As the size of the trichobezoar increases, the blood supply to the mucosa of the stomach and part of the intestine is hampered, leading to ulceration and eventually perforation.
The Rapunzel syndrome is a rare clinical entity where a long tail of hair strands from the gastric trichobezoar extends along the small bowel to reach the caecum and beyond.
Gastric trichobezoar with a long intestinal tail is known as Rapunzel syndrome, after the Grimm brothers' story in which the prince climbed into Rapunzel's tower using the tresses of her long hair.
The Rapunzel syndrome is very rare condition where trichobezoar has extended up to the small bowel.
Trichobezoars are an infrequent form of bezoar formed from ingested hair.
On the basis of this, she underwent an urgent gastroscopy that revealed a large trichobezoar within the stomach.
Also called aegagropila, egagropilus, piliconcretion, trichobezoar.
This case report describes the case of a 12 years old female patient diagnosed with a trichobezoar who had a history of eating scalp hair for 5 years.