A Young Female with Trichobezoar: A Case Report

Authors

  • Rajesh Poudel Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Anwiti Parajuli Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Humnath Bhattarai Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Ravi Bashyal Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal
  • Sushil Dhakal Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v11i02.58136

Keywords:

Gastrotomy,, Trichophagia, Trichotillomania

Abstract

Trichobezoars are rare mass of hair usually located in the stomach, but may extend into the small intestine and sometimes up to large bowel. It is usually associated with a history of psychiatric disorders such as trichophagia and trichotillomania. We present a case of trichobezoar in a 14-year-old female with decreasing density of hair, abdominal pain, vomiting and history of trichophagia. The diagnosis was confirmed by CT scan. The patient was managed by exploratory laparotomy with gastrotomy.

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Author Biography

Rajesh Poudel, Universal College of Medical Sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal

Department of Surgery

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Published

2023-09-07

How to Cite

Poudel, R., Parajuli, A., Bhattarai, H., Bashyal, R., & Dhakal, S. (2023). A Young Female with Trichobezoar: A Case Report . Journal of Universal College of Medical Sciences, 11(02), 71–73. https://doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v11i02.58136

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Case Reports