DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20212728

Case presentation on a rare cause of small bowel obstruction- trichobezoar: a case report

Ganesh Ashok Swami, Ashwini Babanrao Binorkar, Ganesh Radhesham Asawa, Chandrashekhar S. Halnikar

Abstract


Trichobezoars are concretions of swallowed hairs retained within the digestive tract, most commonly stomach. Most common in young females and with psychiatric illness. Trichobezoar may be a cause of acute abdomen when it is complicated with acute obstruction or perforation. In this report we present a case of young girl who presented as an acute obstruction due to two large ileal trichobezoars.


Keywords


Trichobezoars, Small bowel obstruction, Rapunzel syndrome, Trichotillomania

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