The Rapunzel Syndrome: An Unusual Trichobezoar Presentation

  • N Murthy Department of Radiodiagnosis, JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka,
  • Simran Singh Department of Radiodiagnosis, JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka,
  • SMC Shetty Department of Radiodiagnosis, JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka,
  • R Sharma Department of Radiodiagnosis, JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka,
Keywords: Abdominal mass, Emotional disturbance, Mental retardation, Rapunzel syndrome, Trichobezoar

Abstract

An unusual form of bezoar extending from the stomach to the small intestine or beyond has been described as Rapunzel syndrome. Trichobezoar with Rapunzel syndrome is an uncommon diagnosis in children with less than 40 cases reported. It is predominantly found in emotionally disturbed or mentally retarded youngsters, because of its rarity its imaging features and review of literature is reported.

Nepalese Journal of Radiology / Vol.3 / No.1 / Issue 4 / Jan-June, 2013 / 67-70

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njr.v3i1.8812

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2013-10-06
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Murthy, N., Singh, S., Shetty, S., & Sharma, R. (2013). The Rapunzel Syndrome: An Unusual Trichobezoar Presentation. Nepalese Journal of Radiology, 3(1), 67-70. https://doi.org/10.3126/njr.v3i1.8812
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