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Imaging Mass lesion, usually gastric with ‘strands’ of hair extending into upper small intestine
Lab Hypochromic microcytic anaemia—hair chelates iron
Rapunzel syndromeA fanciful term for the Sx of a massive trichobezoar caused by trichotillomania and trichophagia, seen mainly in mentally retarded or deranged ♀ Clinical Epigastric pain, bloating, N&V Radiology Mass lesion, usually gastric with 'strands' of hair extending into upper small intestine Lab Hypochromic microcytic anemia–hair is an iron chelator Treatment Surgery. See Bezoar.
Rapunzel syndrome(ră-pŭn′zĕl) [ Rapunzel, a long-haired girl in a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm]
The extension of a hairball into the small intestine, causing obstruction of the small or large bowel.
Rapunzel,legendary young woman whose long hair allowed her to escape from a tower in which she was held captive.
Rapunzel syndrome - internal matter that has formed a compact body that occasionally assumes the appearance of strands of twisted hair that extend from a bezoar through the intestine. Synonym(s): bezoar