[Trichobezoar in a 16-year old girl. Case report and review of literature].

Abstract

We present the case of a 16-year-old girl with a 12-year history of trichotillomania and trichotillophagia in combination with mental retardation and early childhood deprivation, all contributing to the growth of a stomach ulcer and an oversized, stomach-shaped trichobezoar which had to be removed by gastrotomy. Included are a discussion of psychodynamic aspects, therapeutic strategies, and significant literature, concluding with a short, historic view on the varieties and therapy of bezoars.

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@article{SchulteMarkwort2000TrichobezoarIA, title={[Trichobezoar in a 16-year old girl. Case report and review of literature].}, author={Michael Schulte-Markwort and Michael Bachmann and Peter Riedesser}, journal={Der Nervenarzt}, year={2000}, volume={71 7}, pages={584-7} }