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The Rapunzel syndrome: a hard-to-swallow tale.
J Gastrointest Surg 2011; 15(8):1486-7JG

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Rapunzel syndrome is a rare entity comprising of a large gastroduodenal trichobezoar due to trichotillomania. Its treatment is often surgical.

CASE REPORT

A 27-year-old patient was investigated after an upper gastro-intestinal tract obstruction. Computed tomography and endoscopy showed a large gastric trichobezoar with a duodenojejunal tail. Conservative treatments failed to remove the bezoar. We performed a short laparotomy which allowed the removal of the bezoar through a longitudinal gastrotomy. Postoperative course was uneventful.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Digestive Surgery, Hôpital Nord, Chemin des Bourrely, 13915, Marseille cedex 20, France. thierry.bege@ap-hm.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21484492

Citation

Bège, Thierry, et al. "The Rapunzel Syndrome: a Hard-to-swallow Tale." Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery : Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, vol. 15, no. 8, 2011, pp. 1486-7.
Bège T, Desjeux A, Coquet-Reinier B, et al. The Rapunzel syndrome: a hard-to-swallow tale. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011;15(8):1486-7.
Bège, T., Desjeux, A., Coquet-Reinier, B., Berdah, S. V., Grimaud, J. C., & Brunet, C. (2011). The Rapunzel syndrome: a hard-to-swallow tale. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery : Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 15(8), pp. 1486-7. doi:10.1007/s11605-011-1494-x.
Bège T, et al. The Rapunzel Syndrome: a Hard-to-swallow Tale. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011;15(8):1486-7. PubMed PMID: 21484492.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Rapunzel syndrome: a hard-to-swallow tale. AU - Bège,Thierry, AU - Desjeux,Ariadne, AU - Coquet-Reinier,Benjamin, AU - Berdah,Stéphane V, AU - Grimaud,Jean-Charles, AU - Brunet,Christian, Y1 - 2011/04/12/ PY - 2011/03/11/received PY - 2011/03/21/accepted PY - 2011/4/13/entrez PY - 2011/4/13/pubmed PY - 2012/1/10/medline SP - 1486 EP - 7 JF - Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract JO - J. Gastrointest. Surg. VL - 15 IS - 8 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Rapunzel syndrome is a rare entity comprising of a large gastroduodenal trichobezoar due to trichotillomania. Its treatment is often surgical. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old patient was investigated after an upper gastro-intestinal tract obstruction. Computed tomography and endoscopy showed a large gastric trichobezoar with a duodenojejunal tail. Conservative treatments failed to remove the bezoar. We performed a short laparotomy which allowed the removal of the bezoar through a longitudinal gastrotomy. Postoperative course was uneventful. SN - 1873-4626 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21484492/The_Rapunzel_syndrome:_a_hard_to_swallow_tale_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11605-011-1494-x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -