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Trichobezoar due to psychiatric co-morbidity: A rare case report

Javed Ather Siddiqi, Ali Mahmoud El Daous, Yousef Bin Ahmed Shawosh.

Abstract
Trichobezoar (hair ball) is characterized by the accumulation of hair in the gastrointestinal tract. It is formed by trichophagia (ingestion of hair) and often associated with trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) and other psychiatric disorder or neurological problems.
We report a case of 19-year-old female who had a trichobezoar. Trichotillomania and depression are the common psychiatric disorders associated with trichobezoar, hence it should be always looked for and treated along with its surgical management. The patient underwent laparotomy during which a large trichobezoar was removed. This case report highlights the importance of psychiatric and comprehensive approaches.

Key words: Trichobezoar, Trichophagia, Trichotillomania, Rapunzel syndrome, Liaison Psychiatry.


 
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Siddiqi JA, Daous AME, Shawosh YBA. Trichobezoar due to psychiatric co-morbidity: A rare case report. J Behav Health. 2017; 6(1): 70-72. doi:10.5455/jbh.20160924112736


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Siddiqi JA, Daous AME, Shawosh YBA. Trichobezoar due to psychiatric co-morbidity: A rare case report. http://www.jbehavioralhealth.com/?mno=231024 [Access: October 18, 2018]. doi:10.5455/jbh.20160924112736


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Siddiqi JA, Daous AME, Shawosh YBA. Trichobezoar due to psychiatric co-morbidity: A rare case report. J Behav Health. 2017; 6(1): 70-72. doi:10.5455/jbh.20160924112736



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Siddiqi JA, Daous AME, Shawosh YBA. Trichobezoar due to psychiatric co-morbidity: A rare case report. J Behav Health. (2017), [cited October 18, 2018]; 6(1): 70-72. doi:10.5455/jbh.20160924112736



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Siddiqi, J. A., Daous, A. M. E. & Shawosh, Y. B. A. (2017) Trichobezoar due to psychiatric co-morbidity: A rare case report. J Behav Health, 6 (1), 70-72. doi:10.5455/jbh.20160924112736



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Siddiqi, Javed Ather, Ali Mahmoud El Daous, and Yousef Bin Ahmed Shawosh. 2017. Trichobezoar due to psychiatric co-morbidity: A rare case report. Journal of Behavioral Health, 6 (1), 70-72. doi:10.5455/jbh.20160924112736



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Siddiqi, Javed Ather, Ali Mahmoud El Daous, and Yousef Bin Ahmed Shawosh. "Trichobezoar due to psychiatric co-morbidity: A rare case report." Journal of Behavioral Health 6 (2017), 70-72. doi:10.5455/jbh.20160924112736



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Siddiqi, Javed Ather, Ali Mahmoud El Daous, and Yousef Bin Ahmed Shawosh. "Trichobezoar due to psychiatric co-morbidity: A rare case report." Journal of Behavioral Health 6.1 (2017), 70-72. Print. doi:10.5455/jbh.20160924112736



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Siddiqi, J. A., Daous, A. M. E. & Shawosh, Y. B. A. (2017) Trichobezoar due to psychiatric co-morbidity: A rare case report. Journal of Behavioral Health, 6 (1), 70-72. doi:10.5455/jbh.20160924112736





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