Case Report

Gastric trichobezoar: Food for thought

Narisha Maharaj, Pumersha Naidoo, Vanesha Naidu, Jaynund Maharajh
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 17, No 1 | a205 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v17i1.205 | © 2013 Narisha Maharaj, Pumersha Naidoo, Vanesha Naidu, Jaynund Maharajh | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2013 | Published: 05 March 2013

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Narisha Maharaj, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa
Pumersha Naidoo, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa
Vanesha Naidu, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa
Jaynund Maharajh, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa


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Abstract

A bezoar is an agglomeration of food or indigestible foreign material in the gastro-intestinal tract. It is an uncommon cause of abdominal symptomatology and can result in intestinal obstruction. This report is of an adolescent girl with a history of abdominal distension and trichophagia.

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Bezoar

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