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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112-114

Rapunzel syndrome in a 3-year-old boy: A menace too early to present


1 Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, SGRR Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, SGRR Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. RML Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mritunjay Kumar
Consultant, Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaps.JIAPS_1_19

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Rapunzel syndrome is a rare type of trichobezoar with an extension of the hair into the small bowel. Clinical presentation is deceptive and vague, ranging from asymptomatic abdominal mass to gastrointestinal perforation. There are only few cases reported in literature, with the youngest age being 3 years. We present the case of a 3-year-old male child presenting with Rapunzel syndrome and features of subacute intestinal obstruction.






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