A Young Female with Trichobezoar: A Case Report
Keywords:Gastrotomy,, Trichophagia, Trichotillomania
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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