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Recurrent Rapunzel syndrome - a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12960933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Rapunzel syndrome is a rare condition and occurs when gastric trichobezoar extends beyond the pylorus into the bowel. Till to date, only thirteen such cases have been reported in literature in paediatric age group. We present an additional case and also report the first recurrence of the Rapunzel syndrome in a child. CASE REPORT: Rapunzel syndrome in a 12-year-old girl is presented who also had the recurrence. The pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and literature are reviewed briefly. CONCLUSIONS: Recurrence of Rapunzel Syndrome is very uncommon, and does occur only if the patients are left untreated for their underlying problem. Therefore, to prevent this, a comprehensive management should always be considered.
Sattar A Memon; Parkash Mandhan; Javed Naeem Qureshi; Asif Jamil Shairani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1234-1010     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Sci. Monit.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-08     Completed Date:  2004-01-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609063     Medline TA:  Med Sci Monit     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  CS92-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro/Hyderabad, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Bezoars* / diagnosis,  pathology,  surgery
Ileal Diseases / etiology
Intussusception / etiology
Jejunum / surgery
Stomach / surgery
Stomach Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery

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