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Rapunzel Syndrome: Sonography and Computed Tomography of Trichobezoar

대한영상의학회지 2018년 78권 5호 p.345 ~ 348
KMID : 1103720180780050345
저자 정보 없음  - Udayana University Faculty of Medicine Sanglah General Hospital Department of Radiology

저자 정보 없음  - PGI Cikini Hospital Department of Radiology

Abstract

Trichobezoar is caused by hair ingestion that accumulates in the gastrointestinal tract. It is associated with psychiatric disorders. Occasionally, the hairs invade through pylorus and cause obstruction, which is known as Rapunzel Syndrome. A 9-year-old girl was admitted with signs of intestinal obstruction and a lump at her left side abdomen. Patient had history of trichotillomania and trichophagia. Abdominal ultrasonography and enhanced abdominal computed tomography were performed, which revealed a hair ball. Trichobezoar and Rapunzel Syndrome are bizarre and uncommon diseases. The case demonstrated that imaging modalities can accurately diagnose these diseases.
KeyWords

Bezoar, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Syndrome, Trichobezoar, Ultrasonography
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