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Ann Med Res. 2006; 13(4): 283-285

A Rare Form of Tricohbezoar: A Case of Rapunzel Syndrome

Mustafa Ateş



The Rapunzel syndrome consists of gastric trichobezoar with tail, epigastric mass and the gastrointestinal symptoms. A 12-year-old girl, underwent an operation for abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, anemia and epigatsric mass, was presented in this study. Giant tricohobezoar with long tail was totally removed by laparotomy and single gastrotomy. Postoperative period was uneventful. A subsequent psychiatric consultation revealed trichotillomania and depression.

Key Words: Bezoar, Rapunzel syndrome, Trichotillomania, Trichophagia.

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