trichobezoar


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trichobezoar

 [trik″o-be´zor]
a bezoar composed of hair; hairball.

trichobezoar

/tricho·be·zoar/ (-be´zor) a bezoar composed of hair.
A bolus of hair in the stomach or farther downstream in the gastrointestinal tract, often of a trichophagic person with trichotillomania

trichobezoar

Bezoar, hairball Psychology A bolus of hair, usually found in the stomach of a person who may have “issues”. See Bezoar.

trich·o·be·zoar

(trik'ō-bē'zōr)
A hair cast in the stomach or intestinal tract.
Synonym(s): hair ball, pilobezoar.

trichobezoar

A ball of swallowed hair in the stomach or intestine, usually of a mentally retarded or psychotic person.

trichobezoar

rounded masses of felted hairs caused by animals licking themselves. Common in cats ('hairballs'), particularly the longhaired varieties, in rabbits and in shaggy cattle wintered outdoors. Can cause pyloric or intestinal obstruction and in cats, occasional vomiting. A common finding in the abomasum of normal ruminants during abattoir slaughter.
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When the abscess was drained after exploring the perforation site through sharp and blunt dissection; trichobezoar filling the entire stomach could be observed (Figure 3).
While performing the milking maneuver one of the surgeon came up with a diagnosis of trichobezoar and history of hair pulling and eating was taken form patient's parents, which was positive and then enterostomy was made to remove the trichobezoar.
Complications by a large eroding or obstructing trichobezoar additionally include gastric ulceration, obstructive jaundice, acute pancreatitis and gastric emphysema10-12 Malabsorption related complications include protein losing enteropathy, iron deficiency and megaloblastic anemia.
Upper GI endoscopy not only constitutes the gold standard in the analysis of trichobezoar but also enables therapeutic intervention.
A diagnosis of trichobezoar should be considered in patients with epigastric lump with coexisting psychiatric disorder.
At conventional radiography, the characteristic appearance of a gastric trichobezoar is mottled soft-tissue opacity in the shape of a distended stomach.
Of patients with trichophagia, approximately 1% develop a trichobezoar.
Trichobezoars are usually found in the stomach but may also be found in the duodenum, ileum, jejunum, colon or Meckel's diverticulum.
Barium meal follow through suggested a huge mass in the stomach probably a trichobezoar [Fig.
Transient pancreatitis and small bowel obstruction by trichobezoar