Laparoscopic removal of a huge gastric trichobezoar in a patient with trichotillomania.

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Gastric bezoars are rare, and are commonly observed in female children with mental or emotional disorders. Large bezoars may not be suitable for endoscopic extraction and are conventionally removed at laparotomy. We present a 19-year-old girl who had trichotillomania with a symptomatic abdominal mass that represented a 17-cm gastric trichobezoar. This was… (More)

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