Stomach trichobezoar (rapunzel syndrome) with iatrogenic intussusception

Yik, Y.I. and How, A.K. (2016) Stomach trichobezoar (rapunzel syndrome) with iatrogenic intussusception. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 71 (2). pp. 74-76. ISSN 0300-5283,

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We present a rare case of stomach trichobezoar complicated with iatrogenic intussusception noted intra-operatively after failed attempt of endoscopic removal in a 13-year-old girl. At presentation, she had gastric outlet obstruction with anaemia. Endoscopy established the diagnosis of trichobezoar. Surgical removal was warranted after failed endoscopic removal. Her postoperative course was uneventful. Detailed history and careful examination disclosed trichotillomania and associated trichophagia. Psychiatric referral was sought with the intention to prevent future recurrence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intussusception; Rapunzel syndrome; Trichobezoar; Trichophagia; Trichotillomania
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 03:10
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 03:10

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