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Rapunzel syndrome: a case report and review of literature.
Trop Gastroenterol 2007 Jan-Mar; 28(1):37-8TG

Abstract

Bezoars consist of ingested foreign material or organic matter which forms a mass in the gastrointestinal tract, usually in stomach. Trichobezoars formed by swallowed hair present with malnutrition, weight loss, abdominal pain with signs of gastrointestinal obstruction. Gastric trichobezoar with a tail reaching the small intestine is called Rapunzel syndrome. Although endoscopic methods are available to remove bezoars, majority of trichobezoars with Rapunzel syndrome undergo surgical removal.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Gastroenterology, V.S.M. Hospital, Mavelikara, Kerala. harikumnair@yahoo.co.inNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17896610

Citation

Harikumar, R, et al. "Rapunzel Syndrome: a Case Report and Review of Literature." Tropical Gastroenterology : Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation, vol. 28, no. 1, 2007, pp. 37-8.
Harikumar R, Kumar S, Kumar B, et al. Rapunzel syndrome: a case report and review of literature. Trop Gastroenterol. 2007;28(1):37-8.
Harikumar, R., Kumar, S., Kumar, B., & Balakrishnan, V. (2007). Rapunzel syndrome: a case report and review of literature. Tropical Gastroenterology : Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation, 28(1), pp. 37-8.
Harikumar R, et al. Rapunzel Syndrome: a Case Report and Review of Literature. Trop Gastroenterol. 2007;28(1):37-8. PubMed PMID: 17896610.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Rapunzel syndrome: a case report and review of literature. AU - Harikumar,R, AU - Kumar,Simi, AU - Kumar,Bobby, AU - Balakrishnan,V, PY - 2007/9/28/pubmed PY - 2007/10/17/medline PY - 2007/9/28/entrez SP - 37 EP - 8 JF - Tropical gastroenterology : official journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation JO - Trop Gastroenterol VL - 28 IS - 1 N2 - Bezoars consist of ingested foreign material or organic matter which forms a mass in the gastrointestinal tract, usually in stomach. Trichobezoars formed by swallowed hair present with malnutrition, weight loss, abdominal pain with signs of gastrointestinal obstruction. Gastric trichobezoar with a tail reaching the small intestine is called Rapunzel syndrome. Although endoscopic methods are available to remove bezoars, majority of trichobezoars with Rapunzel syndrome undergo surgical removal. SN - 0250-636X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17896610/Rapunzel_syndrome:_a_case_report_and_review_of_literature_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -