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Trichobezoar: an uncommon pediatric problem.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  647519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trichobezoar, the "hair-ball" occasionally found in the stomach of emotionally disturbed adults, particularly women, is an uncommon finding in the pediatric age group. The diagnosis often rests on the suspicion of the alert physician since most patients will not volunteer information about swallowing hair. The presence of a palpable upper abdominal mass associated with progressive intolerance to food, with weight loss and with weakness, and the roentgenographic appearance of a mass after a barium meal confirms suspicion. Treatment consists of laparotomy and gastrotomy to permit removal of the foreign material. Psychiatric assistance should be sought.
R Reisfeld; W Dammert; J S Simpson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0008-428X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Surg     Publication Date:  1978 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-07-24     Completed Date:  1978-07-24     Revised Date:  2007-08-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372715     Medline TA:  Can J Surg     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bezoars* / diagnosis,  surgery

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