alexa Trichobezoar: A Rare Cause of Gastric Outlet Obstruction in Children
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Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
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Trichobezoar: A Rare Cause of Gastric Outlet Obstruction in Children

Gormallah Alghamdi1, Yasen Alalayet2 and Abdulrahman Al-Hussaini3*

1Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2Pediatric Surgery Department, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3Division of Gastroenterology, Children’s Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author:
Abdulrahman Al-Hussaini
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
University of King Saud for Health sciences
Hepatology & Nutrition
Children’s Hospital, King Fahad Medical City
PO box 59046, Riyadh Postal code 11525
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966-12889999
Fax: +966-12070039
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 29, 2013; Accepted date: May 01, 2013; Published date: May 04, 2013

Citation: Alghamdi G, Alalayet Y, Al-Hussaini A (2013) Trichobezoar: A Rare Cause of Gastric Outlet Obstruction in Children. J Gastroint Dig Syst S3:005.. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.S3-005

Copyright: © 2013 Alghamdi G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



A bezoar is an accumulation of exogenous matter in the stomach or intestine. Trichobezoars is composed of patient’s own hair and is rare in children. The condition is usually associated with mentally retarded children and may be caused by a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, and family stress. It also may be seen in normal-functioning adults. Here we describe a nine-year old girl with huge gastric trichobezoar causing gastric outlet obstruction.

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