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Trichobezoar with small bowel obstruction in children: Two cases report

K Khattala
S Boujraf
M Rami
A Elmadi
A Afifi
H Sbai
M Harandou
Y Bouabdallah


A trichobezoar is a mass of cumulated hair within the gastrointestinal tract. Stomach is the common site of occurrence. Intestinal obstruction due to trichobezoar is extremely rare. The authors report two cases of a trichobezoar obstructing the terminal ileum in one and the jejunum in another.

African Journal of Paediatric Surgery Vol. 5 (1) 2008: pp. 48-51