A Rare Cause of Abdominal Mass: Rapunzel Syndrome
Feyzullah Uçmak 1 * , Remzi Beştaş, Haydar Adanır, Nazım Ekin, Ali Tardu
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1 Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Bezoar is a condition in which foods or fibers that are not absorbed in the gastrointestinal system usually accumu­late in the stomach. It usually develops in persons with gastrointestinal motility disorders, anatomic changes or psychiatric disorders. Trichobezoar is the accumulation of hair in the gastric chamber among people with psychi­atric disorders such as trichotillomania and trichophagia. Rapunzel syndrome, however, is a rare form of trichobe­zoar extending from the stomach to the small intestine. In this paper, we present a rare case of 15-year old girl diagnosed with Rapunzel syndrome on admission due to abdominal pain and abdominal mass


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2016, Volume 7, Issue 1, 87-90


Publication date: 01 Mar 2016

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