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Year : 2017 | Month : September | Volume : 11 | Issue : 9 | Page : TD01 - TD02

Rapunzel Syndrome

Sneha Lalith, Karunya Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan, Gurubharath Ilangovan ,Anandapadmanabhan Jayajothi

1. Postgraduate Student, Department of Radiology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Insitute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Insitute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. 3. Professor, Department of Radiology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Insitute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. 4. Professor, Department of Radiology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Insitute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. 5. Senior Resident, Department of Radiology, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Insitute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Karunya Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan,
38A, IPKN Street, Vijayapuram, Thiruvarur, Chennai-610001, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: dr.karunyalakshmi@gmail.com

Abstract

A bezoar refers to a mass of undigestible foreign material found in the gastrointestinal tract, mainly stomach. The second most common bezoar is the trichobezoar, which usually occurs in the young psychiatric female patients with history of trichotillomania and trichophagia. This is a case report of a 12 -year-old female patient came with complaints of diffuse abdominal pain, vomiting, and constipation. Ultrasound, Barium X-ray and Computed Tomography scan were done, which suggested trichobezoar. Thus, trichobezoar should be considered as differential diagnosis of abdominal pain in young female patients with associated psychiatric complaints. A review is presented here, as a high index of suspicion for better diagnostic facilities which can help in timely diagnosis and intervention, to prevent further complications like intestinal obstruction, perforation and mortality in such children.

Keywords

Abdominal mass, Mental retardation, Trichobezoar

How to cite this article :

Sneha Lalith, Karunya Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan, Gurubharath Ilangovan ,Anandapadmanabhan Jayajothi. RAPUNZEL SYNDROME. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 September [cited: 2018 Jan 18 ]; 11:TD01-TD02. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=September&volume=11&issue=9&page=TD01-TD02&id=10594

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/28593.10594

Date of Submission: Mar 22, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Apr 08, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jul 09, 2017
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2017

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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