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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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OSPINA NIETO, John; VILLAMIZAR SUAREZ, John; VARGAS VERGARA, Juan José  and  TORRES MOLINA, Jessica María. Rapunzel syndrome: A case report and literature review. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.1, pp.70-73. ISSN 0120-9957.

The presence of trichobezoars is a rare condition which usually occurs in young women who have histories of trichotillomania and trichophagia. Nowadays, the majority of cases occur in patients with a history of gastric surgery, or pyloric function alteration. They may be clinically asymptomatic for months or years or may present acute symptoms accompanied by severe complications. This article presents the case of a pregnant patient who was diagnosed with a case of Rapunzel syndrome a is presented. This complex variety of gastroduodenal trichobezoar involves the stomach, duodenum and intestine. The article also reviews the literature about the Rapunzel syndrome

Keywords : Trichobezoar; Rapunzel syndrome; pregnant woman.

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