International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


(MCI Approved Journal)

ISSN: 2454-9142

Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2017)

A rare case of Rapunzel syndrome in young boy: A case report

Author(s): Babu Lal Sunkaria, Vishav Bandhu Jabalia, Oshin, NS Neki
Abstract: Trichobezoars are seen usually in adolescent girls and exploratory laparotomy for removal of trichobezoar is still management of choice though recently endoscopic removal, laparoscopic assisted and laparoscopic removal have been reported in adults and older children, with not much success. Here we report a 7-year-old boy who underwent exploratory laparotomy for removal of gastric trichobezoar, with uneventful recovery. The case is highlighted here for its rarity.
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