Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112--114

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


Mritunjay Kumar1, Madhukar Maletha2, Sakshi Bhuddi3, Rashmi Kumari4 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Kumar M, Maletha M, Bhuddi S, Kumari R. Rapunzel syndrome in a 3-year-old boy: A menace too early to present.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2020;25:112-114


How to cite this URL:
Kumar M, Maletha M, Bhuddi S, Kumari R. Rapunzel syndrome in a 3-year-old boy: A menace too early to present. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];25:112-114
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