Trichobezoar: Case Report and Literature Review

  • ME Mohammed
  • MI Abdelrahman
  • OM Elmustafa

Abstract

A bezoar is an agglomeration of food or foreign material in the intestinal tract usually noticed in ruminants. It can be classified as trichobezoar (hair) or phytobezoar (plant material). Stomach is the commonest site for bezoar formation, which may result in obstruction, gastric wall ulceration and
malnutrition. They present with abdominal pain, small bowel obstruction or malnutrition. Trichobezoars are associated with trichotillomania. This is a case report of trichobezoar in a Sudanese girl who presented with abdominal pain. This to our knowledge is the first case to be reported from Sudan.

Key words: Bezoar, Trichobezoar, Trichotillomania, Sudan.

Published
2013-05-10
Section
Articles

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