Rapunzel SyndromeCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Karunya Lakshmi Gopalakrishnan,
38A, IPKN Street, Vijayapuram, Thiruvarur, Chennai-610001, Tamil Nadu, India.
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.
Abdominal mass, Mental retardation, Trichobezoar
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
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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