IP International Journal of Medical Paediatrics and Oncology


Rapunzel syndrome; Report of two cases


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Author Details: Praveen Jhanwar*,Komal Inani Jhanwar

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-4702

Print ISSN : 2581-4699

Article First Page : 170

Article End Page : 172


Abstract

Rapunzel syndrome is a rare form of trichobezoar, with less than 50 cases have been reported in literature so far, of which only four cases reported in male child. Bezoars are concretions in the gastrointestinal tract that increase in size by continuous accumulation of non-absorbable food or fibers. Patient commonly present with abdominal pain, vomiting and signs of obstruction. We are reporting a series of two cases (one boy and one girl child) of Rapunzel syndrome with one presented at age of five year.

Keywords: Trichobezoar, Rapunzel syndrome, Broken family, Psychiatric pathology, Male child, Surgery.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2581-4702.2018.0038