Trichobezoar with Gastric Perforation: A Case Report

Authors

  • Jamal S. Kamal King Abdulaziz University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4197/med.15-2.8

Keywords:

Trichobezoar, Acute abdominal pain

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Jamal S. Kamal, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery

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Published

2008-04-01

How to Cite

Kamal, J. S. (2008). Trichobezoar with Gastric Perforation: A Case Report. Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 15(2), 83–88. https://doi.org/10.4197/med.15-2.8

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Case Reports