Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión ISSN 0864-2125
When foreign bodies remain in the human digestive tract for a long time and tolerate the digestive juices, the produce concretions called benzoars, which may be composed by one of several types of matter, by example the hairs (trichobezoars). The objective of present paper is to analyze the case of a female patient aged 24 arriving from rural zones, who came to emergency services due to a diffuse abdominal pain, mainly in epigastrium irradiating to all the abdomen; also, had vomiting and diarrheas containing hairs. The high digestive endoscopy demonstrated a foreign body occupying all the gastric lumen. An exploratory laparotomy and anterior longitudinal gastrotomy were carried out noting a large compact mass of obscure appearance. The sample anatomical-pathological report described an enlarged mass consisting of hair from the scalp.
Palabras llave : Bezoar; trichobezoar; trichotillomania; thrichophagia.