Case Report
Volume 8 Issue 1 - 2021
Rapunzel Syndrome: Gastroduodenal Tricobezoar. A Case Report
Castillo Ramírez Andrea Verónica3, Loyo Dávila Anghelo Ramiro3, Llumipanta Chausa Santiago Fabricio3, Godoy Ortega Andrés Patricio3, Luis Humberto Machado Mariño3 and Edgar Ramiro Changoluisa Paredes1*
1Gastroenterologist doctor. Hospital Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social IESS, Ambato, Ecuadorn
2General Doctor
3Resident Doctor. Hospital Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social IESS, Ambato, Ecuador
*Corresponding Author: Edgar Ramiro Changoluisa Paredes. Hospital Instituto Ecuatoriano de Seguridad Social IESS, Ambato, Ecuador.
Received: November 25, 2020; Published: December 26, 2020


Rapunzel Syndrome is an unusual form of gastric trichobezoar with extension to the intestine, it is composed of different materials such as: hair, food waste, paper, starch, among others. We report the case of a 19-year-old woman, single, originally from the province of Chimborazo (Alausí) in Ecuador, who apparently presented for 2 months symptoms of nausea that reaches vomiting of food content on several occasions, early satiety, as well as intermittent, colicky abdominal pain. On palpation, a mass of hard consistency, regular painless and smooth edges, mobile approximately 30x15cm, occupying the epigastrium and mesogastric, was evidenced. Trichobezoar that was surgically removed due to its size was documented; and then your successful recovery.

Keywords: Bezoars; Trichotillomania; Gastrointestinal Diseases


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