A rare case of trichobezoar: Rapunzel’s syndrome

Nadir rastlanan bir trikobezoar olgusu: Rapunzel sendromu

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  • Cüneyt Kırkıl Fırat Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Elazığ
  • Abdullah Böyük Dicle Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır
  • Nurullah Bülbüller Antalya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi Kliniği, Antalya
  • Erhan Aygen Fırat Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Elazığ
  • Koray Karabulut Fırat Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Elazığ




Bezoar, Rapunzel’s syndrome, trichotillomania


The clinical condition caused by bezoars with long tail named as “Rapunzel’s syndrome”. We present a case with the Rapunzel’s syndrome, and also briefly review the relevant literature in this article. We diagnosed a gastric trichobezoar that filling the entire stomach and extending to the forth part of duodenum in a 21 years-old-girl who complained about abdominal pain and weight loss. The bezoar removed by coeliotomy and gastrotomy.


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How to Cite

Kırkıl, C., Böyük, A., Bülbüller, N., Aygen, E., & Karabulut, K. (2023). A rare case of trichobezoar: Rapunzel’s syndrome: Nadir rastlanan bir trikobezoar olgusu: Rapunzel sendromu. European Journal of Therapeutics, 17(2), 108–110. https://doi.org/10.5455/GMJ-30-2011-31



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