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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Print version ISSN 0100-6991
MELO, Valdinaldo Aragão de; CARDOSO, Eduardo Góis and MELO, Gustavo Barreto de. Gastric trichobezoar. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2002, vol.29, n.3, pp. 179-180. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912002000300010.
Bezoar is a foreign body in the digestive tract originated from ingestion of varied substances, mainly vegetal hair or coats, staple fibers among others. We present a case of a 16-year-old female with trichotillomania history of approximately 5 months, diagnosed through clinical evidence of traumatic alopecia made by her dermatologist. Though asymptomatic the presence of tricobezoar was suspected and confirmed through digestive seriography and high digestive endoscopy. The patient was operated on for gastrotomy and removal of bezoar, with good postoperative follow-up, except for surgical wound infection.
Keywords : Gastric Trichobezoar; Trichotillomania; Foreign body.