Javora J., Lajmar K., Řezáč V.: Gastric Perforation in a 15-Year Old Girl Caused by a Massive ­Trichobezoar – Rapunzel Syndrome

Authors: J. Javora;  K. Lajmar;  V. Řezáč
Authors‘ workplace: Kroměřížská nemocnice, chirurgické oddělení
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2011, roč. 90, č. 5, s. 290-292.
Category: Monothematic special - Original


A case review of a 15-year old girl, admitted to hospital for acute peritonitis with x-ray signs of GIT perforation. During the surgical procedure, the finding of a massive trichobezoar with gastric perforation and diffuse peritonitis was a surprise. The literature describes this finding as a rare Rapunzel syndrome.

Key words:
trichotillomania –trichophagia – Rapunzel syndrome – diagnostics


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