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Rapunzel Syndrome (Gastric Bezoar extending to cecum)

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Rapunzel Syndrome (Gastric Bezoar extending to cecum)

History: 25 yo female who had trichophagia. First admission for acute appendicitis, the bezoar was noted on a CT scan . She had about 100 lbs wt loss and could only tolerate about a tablespoon of liquid at a time. She had her appendix removed acutely and at that operation; and, the bezoar could be palpated in the distal ileum at the ileocecal valve.

Dxhow: Surgical resection, Pathology

No MeSH data available.


This large gastric trichobezoar extended from the stomach to the cecum.  It was originally discovered as an "incidental" finding on a CT for acute appendicitis.  It was removed in a separate procedure, after the patient re-gained weight. [The bezoar was acting as a bariatric device, suppressing the patient's appetite.]
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MPX1055_synpic59396: This large gastric trichobezoar extended from the stomach to the cecum. It was originally discovered as an "incidental" finding on a CT for acute appendicitis. It was removed in a separate procedure, after the patient re-gained weight. [The bezoar was acting as a bariatric device, suppressing the patient's appetite.]


Rapunzel Syndrome (Gastric Bezoar extending to cecum)

Smirniotopoulos, M.D. JGSM - MedPix

This large gastric trichobezoar extended from the stomach to the cecum.  It was originally discovered as an "incidental" finding on a CT for acute appendicitis.  It was removed in a separate procedure, after the patient re-gained weight. [The bezoar was acting as a bariatric device, suppressing the patient's appetite.]
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MPX1055_synpic59396: This large gastric trichobezoar extended from the stomach to the cecum. It was originally discovered as an "incidental" finding on a CT for acute appendicitis. It was removed in a separate procedure, after the patient re-gained weight. [The bezoar was acting as a bariatric device, suppressing the patient's appetite.]

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Rapunzel Syndrome (Gastric Bezoar extending to cecum)

History: 25 yo female who had trichophagia. First admission for acute appendicitis, the bezoar was noted on a CT scan . She had about 100 lbs wt loss and could only tolerate about a tablespoon of liquid at a time. She had her appendix removed acutely and at that operation; and, the bezoar could be palpated in the distal ileum at the ileocecal valve.

Dxhow: Surgical resection, Pathology

No MeSH data available.