alexa Abstract | Rapunzel Syndrome in Children
ISSN: 2572-4983

Neonatal and Pediatric Medicine
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Abstract

Rapunzel syndrome is a variety of trichobezoar which has a tail extending down through pylorus to small intestine. Most reported cases were female with underlying psychiatric problem. We are reporting 7 years old girl presented with history of chronic abdominal pain (discomfort), progressive in nature, abdominal distention and weight loss. Radiological work-up is consistent with huge filling defect in stomach. Laparatomy and gastrotomy was done, a huge trichobezoar with a long tail extending to proximal part of small intestine was removed. Post- surgical hospital course was smooth with no complications and she was discharged in the 2nd week, given a follow up with psychiatrist and psychologist for evaluation and management to prevent recurrence

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Author(s): Ghormallah A, Ghannam AA and Al-Olait Y

Keywords

Rapunzel syndrome, Bezoars, Phytobezoar, Trichobezoar, Trichotillomania  ,, Birth Complications, Breastfeeding, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Feeding Disorders, Gestational diabetes, Neonatal Anemia, Neonatal Breastfeeding, Neonatal Care, Neonatal Disease, Neonatal Drugs, Neonatal Health, Neonatal Infections, Neonatal Intensive Care, Neonatal Seizure, Neonatal Sepsis, Newborn Jaundice, Newborns Screening, Premature Infants, Sepsis in Neonatal, Vaccines and Immunity for Newborns

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