Rapunzel syndrome in a paediatric patient

Ngo, Choon Woon and Syauki H, and Kumar MV, (2017) Rapunzel syndrome in a paediatric patient. Journal of Surgical Academia, 7 (1). pp. 66-68. ISSN 2231-7481


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Rapunzel syndrome, or generically known as trichobezoar, is a rare condition. It usually happens among teenage population. We are presenting a case report of Rapunzel syndrome that happened in a 4-year-old child. She was initially investigated for nephrotic syndrome, as she had high blood pressure and hypoalbuminaemia. However, it was later found out to be a trichobezoar, indirectly causing both hypertension and malnutrition. This condition demanded a combination of surgical and psychiatric discipline for diagnosis and its treatment.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Bezoar; Foreign bodies; Hair balls; Nephrotic syndrome; Trichotillomania
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:12275
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:29 Oct 2018 04:09
Last Modified:02 Nov 2018 21:38

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