Trichobezoar: A Rare Cause of Gastric Outlet Obstruction in Children
- *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
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.