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Rapunzel syndrome.
J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2010 Oct-Dec; 22(4):218-20JA

Abstract

A trichobezoar may be confined to the stomach or unusually it may extend from stomach to the small intestine or beyond when it is labelled as Rapunzel syndrome. Bezoars are concretions in the gastrointestinal tract that increase in size by continuous accumulation of non-absorbable food or fibre. Most bezoars in children are trichobezoars from swallowed hair. Repunzal syndrome is an uncommon condition in children with less than 40 cases reported. We present a case of an 8 year old girl with Rapunzel syndrome. She presented with vague abdominal pain and epigastric fullness of one year duration. On investigation she was found to have a trichobezoar. At laparotomy a large dark foul smelling trichobezoar that occupied the stomach, duodenum and proximal jejunum was removed via gastrostomy.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Surgery, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad, Pakistan. eitezazbashir@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22455302

Citation

Bashir, Eitezaz Ahmed, et al. "Rapunzel Syndrome." Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC, vol. 22, no. 4, 2010, pp. 218-20.
Bashir EA, Samiullah , Sadiq MA, et al. Rapunzel syndrome. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2010;22(4):218-20.
Bashir, E. A., Samiullah, ., Sadiq, M. A., Yusuf, O., & Karim, K. (2010). Rapunzel syndrome. Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC, 22(4), pp. 218-20.
Bashir EA, et al. Rapunzel Syndrome. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2010;22(4):218-20. PubMed PMID: 22455302.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Rapunzel syndrome. AU - Bashir,Eitezaz Ahmed, AU - Samiullah,, AU - Sadiq,Muhammad Attique, AU - Yusuf,Omamah, AU - Karim,Khan, PY - 2012/3/30/entrez PY - 2010/10/1/pubmed PY - 2012/4/20/medline SP - 218 EP - 20 JF - Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC JO - J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad VL - 22 IS - 4 N2 - A trichobezoar may be confined to the stomach or unusually it may extend from stomach to the small intestine or beyond when it is labelled as Rapunzel syndrome. Bezoars are concretions in the gastrointestinal tract that increase in size by continuous accumulation of non-absorbable food or fibre. Most bezoars in children are trichobezoars from swallowed hair. Repunzal syndrome is an uncommon condition in children with less than 40 cases reported. We present a case of an 8 year old girl with Rapunzel syndrome. She presented with vague abdominal pain and epigastric fullness of one year duration. On investigation she was found to have a trichobezoar. At laparotomy a large dark foul smelling trichobezoar that occupied the stomach, duodenum and proximal jejunum was removed via gastrostomy. SN - 1025-9589 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22455302/Rapunzel_syndrome_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -