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Authors Kohler JE, Millie M, Neuger E
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Journal J. Pediatr. Surg. Volume: 47 Issue: 3 Pages: e17-9
Publish Date 2012 Mar
PubMed ID 22424371
Abstract

Trichobezoar is a mass of hair retained in the stomach, usually associated with trichotillomania. Large trichobezoars may extend into the small bowel and cause small bowel obstruction or pancreatic dysfunction, a condition known as Rapunzel syndrome. Here we report the first North American case of Rapunzel syndrome in a male patient.

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