Trichobezoar causing intussusception: Youngest case of Rapunzel syndrome in a boy in North America
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
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Trichobezoar is a mass of hair retained in the stomach, usually associated with trichotillomania. Large trichobezoars may extend into the small bowel and cause small bowel obstruction, a condition known as Rapunzel syndrome. Here we report, to our knowledge, the youngest North American case of Rapunzel syndrome causing intussusception in a male patient. © 2013 Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.