[Rapunzel syndrome, an rare form of intestinal trichobezoars].

Abstract

Rapunzel syndrome is a rare cause of intestinal trichobezoar. Especially adolescent girls with uncharacteristical abdominal symptoms as well as weight loss and trichophagia are affected. The symptoms are caused by large amounts of swallowed hair within the stomach which can extend far into the intestinuum. Beside conventional radiology and sonography the… (More)

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