International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | General Surgery | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023


Giant Trichobezoar Leading to Gastric Perforation: A Case Report

Dr Kirankumar P Jadhav | Dr Swaroop S Powar | Dr Ashwini C Hiremath


Abstract: Trichobezoar is a rare disorder commonly seen in the psychiatric patients having habit of plucking and eating their own hair. This leads to formation of ball of hair mixed with gastro-intestinal secretions that leads to blocking of passage of food particles. Presentation of disease is variable, ranging from an asymptomatic bloating, distension to severe complications including bowel obstruction and perforation. We report a case of a 21 year old female patient who presented with an acute abdomen and on laparotomy, gastric perforation secondary to large gastric trichobezoar was found. The patient was treated with en bloc removal of the gastric trichobezoar.


Keywords: trichobezoar, trichophagia, trichotillomania, gastric perforation, peritonitis, Rapunzel syndrome


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,


Pages: 428 - 429


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