GASTRIC TRICOBEZOAR: AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF GASTRIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION IN A YOUNG GIRL
Anwar Ali, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Sandeep Khadda, Ashok Parmar, Jitendra Kumar Sakhrani, Umrao Singh, Akhil Kapoor*
Tricobezoar is caused by large amount of hair ingestion. The usual presentation of tricobezoar of gastric region is billous vomiting and epigastric mass. This condition is usually found in young female children with psychiatric problem as trichotilomania and seen in normal adult females. Delayed presentation of gastric trichobezoar is a rare condition. Here by we are presenting a case of 15 year female child having history of trichophagia from last 2 years. After CECT abdomen and upper GI endoscopy, large gastric tricobezoar was confirmed. Laparotomy was done. The girl recovered uneventfully postoperative and reffered to psychiatric department.
Keywords: Tricobezoar, epigastric, tricobezoar and trichophagia.
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