Giant gastric trichobezoar: a case report and literature review

Rony Klaus Isberner Carlos Antônio da Silva Couto Bruno Lorenzo Scolaro Gustavo Becker Pereira Renan Oliveira About the authors

The authors describe the case of a palpable epigastric mass associated with dyspeptic symptoms in a young female patient with no previous pathologic history. Imaging studies demonstrated the presence of a gastric foreign body with an "entangled appearance". The patient underwent laparotomy and gastrotomy for removal of a trichobezoar weighing 1,950 grams.

Bezoars; Gastric dilatation; Gastric outlet obstruction; Dyspepsia

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