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Rapunzel

her golden tresses provide access to tower loft. [Ger. Fairy Tale: Rapunzel]
See: Hair
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Zhu Xiaoxin suffers from a rare disorder called Rapunzel syndrome due to which she eats her own hair.
Rapunzel syndrome is a rare form of trichobezoar defined as a trichobezoar in the stomach with some extension into the small intestine (1).
[1] Rapunzel syndrome is a rare form of trichobezoar, reported by Vaughan et al.
Rapunzel syndrome [1] represents hair balls extending from the stomach to the small and large bowels, respectively.
If left unchecked, the condition can develop into Rapunzel syndrome, in which a hairball develops a 'tail' which trails down into the lower intestine, causing major health problems.
This condition is called Rapunzel syndrome, first described by Vaughan Jr et al in 1968.6-8,10
This condition is named Rapunzel syndrome, which was first described by Vaughan et al.
Rapunzel syndrome is named with reference to the Grimm brothers' fairy tale.
In very rare cases the Rapunzel Syndrome hair extends through the pylorus into the small bowel causing symptom and sign of partial or complete gastric outlet obstruction (2).