Rapunzel Syndrome: a rare cause of acute small bowel obstruction

  • VD Yagnik
  • G Parmar
  • BD Yagnik
Keywords: Rapunzel syndrome, Trichobezoars, Psychotherapy, Gastrotomy


The Rapunzel syndrome is a very rare condition where trichobezoar has
extended up to the small bowel. Here we are reporting a rare case of Rapunzel syndrome in an adolescent girl with history of trichophagia who presented with small bowel obstruction. Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy and bezoar was removed through gastrotomy. Post-operative course was unremarkable.

KEY WORDS: Rapunzel syndrome; Trichobezoars; Psychotherapy; Gastrotomy


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