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Unusual cause of palpable mass in upper abdomen--giant gastric trichobezoar: report of a case.
Acta Chir Belg 2012 Mar-Apr; 112(2):160-3AC

Abstract

A trichobezoar is a ball of swallowed hair that accumulates in the stomach and fails to pass through the intestines. Usually a trichobezoar presents in early satiety and malnutrition. Obstructive symptoms and manifestations of gastric outlet obstruction may occur. While small gastric trichobezoars may be removed via gastroscopy, large trichobezoars require surgical removal by gastrotomy through abdominal incision. We present a case of a successful mini-laparotomy removal of a giant gastric trichobezoar in a 15-year-old girl with a history of trichophagia for a long time and marginal psychological disturbances.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Split and Split University School of Medicine, Split, Croatia. zenon@vip.hrNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22571081

Citation

Pogorelić, Z, et al. "Unusual Cause of Palpable Mass in Upper Abdomen--giant Gastric Trichobezoar: Report of a Case." Acta Chirurgica Belgica, vol. 112, no. 2, 2012, pp. 160-3.
Pogorelić Z, Jurić I, Zitko V, et al. Unusual cause of palpable mass in upper abdomen--giant gastric trichobezoar: report of a case. Acta Chir Belg. 2012;112(2):160-3.
Pogorelić, Z., Jurić, I., Zitko, V., Britvić-Pavlov, S., & Biocić, M. (2012). Unusual cause of palpable mass in upper abdomen--giant gastric trichobezoar: report of a case. Acta Chirurgica Belgica, 112(2), pp. 160-3.
Pogorelić Z, et al. Unusual Cause of Palpable Mass in Upper Abdomen--giant Gastric Trichobezoar: Report of a Case. Acta Chir Belg. 2012;112(2):160-3. PubMed PMID: 22571081.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Unusual cause of palpable mass in upper abdomen--giant gastric trichobezoar: report of a case. AU - Pogorelić,Z, AU - Jurić,I, AU - Zitko,V, AU - Britvić-Pavlov,S, AU - Biocić,M, PY - 2012/5/11/entrez PY - 2012/5/11/pubmed PY - 2012/6/15/medline SP - 160 EP - 3 JF - Acta chirurgica Belgica JO - Acta Chir. Belg. VL - 112 IS - 2 N2 - A trichobezoar is a ball of swallowed hair that accumulates in the stomach and fails to pass through the intestines. Usually a trichobezoar presents in early satiety and malnutrition. Obstructive symptoms and manifestations of gastric outlet obstruction may occur. While small gastric trichobezoars may be removed via gastroscopy, large trichobezoars require surgical removal by gastrotomy through abdominal incision. We present a case of a successful mini-laparotomy removal of a giant gastric trichobezoar in a 15-year-old girl with a history of trichophagia for a long time and marginal psychological disturbances. SN - 0001-5458 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22571081/Unusual_cause_of_palpable_mass_in_upper_abdomen__giant_gastric_trichobezoar:_report_of_a_case_ L2 - http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=linkout&SEARCH=22571081.ui DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -