The schoolgirl suffered from Rapunzel syndrome
- where sufferers become addicted to chewing and ingesting their own hair.
Zhu Xiaoxin suffers from a rare disorder called Rapunzel syndrome
due to which she eats her own hair.
is a rare form of trichobezoar defined as a trichobezoar in the stomach with some extension into the small intestine (1).
 Rapunzel syndrome
is a rare form of trichobezoar, reported by Vaughan et al.
 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
is an extremely rare variant of Trichobezoar.
This condition is named Rapunzel syndrome
, which was first described by Vaughan et al.
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).