Trichobezoar with Gastric Perforation: A Case Report
Keywords:Trichobezoar, Acute abdominal pain
Trichobezoar is a rare disorder in which a collection of swallowed hair and some undigested food particles are retained in the gastrointestinal tract. It is frequently seen in psychic patients (trichotillomania). It may be present with vague symptoms, such as anorexia, anemia, weight loss and recurrent abdominal pain, or symptoms and signs of intestinal obstruction. This report illustrates a case of trichobezoar with a serious sequence and unusual presentation. In this investigation; a female child (12-years-old) with a huge trichobezoar was presented to our emergency department with diffuse peritonitis due to gastric perforation. She was treated successfully by gastronomy and the unblock evacuation of the trichobezoar.
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