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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Duncan, Newton D.; Aitken, Richard; Venugopal, Sivarajan; West, Wayne M.; Carpenter, Reginald A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Article Title
The Rapunzel syndrome: Report of a case and review of the literature.
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1994
Volume ID
43
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
63-67
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Abstract
The Rapunzel Syndrome, a rare manifestation of trichobezoar, occurs when bolus gastrointestinal obstruction is produced by an unusual trichobezoar with a long tail that extends to or beyond the ileocaecal valve. A five-year-old Jamaican girl presented with this abnormality and was found at laparotomy also to have an ileo-ileal intussusception. For the Rapunzel Syndrome, bezoar extraction at laparotomy via multiple enterotomies is recommended. In addition, psychiatric evaluation and therapy is essential due to the commonly associated finding of underlying emotional stress.....
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