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OJEDA LOPEZ, Luis Alberto; LABAUT AREVALO, Nadia; GORINA DEL CRISTO, Ricardo  and  HERNANDEZ DINZA, Pablo Antonio. GastricTrichobezoar and Rapunzel syndrome in an adolescent. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.7, pp.994-999. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case report of a 17 year-old adolescent , with poor social conditions, admitted at San Juan de Dios Hospital, Challapata municipality (Bolivia), for presenting epigastralgia, nauseas and vomits is described . An upper digestive endoscopy was carried out and a case of upper intestinal occlusion due to gastric tricobezoar simulating a Rapunzel syndrome was confirmed, reason why she had an emergent surgery. The postoperative clinical course was favorable and she was discharged after 7 days, with recommendations of attending the out patient department of general surgery and psychology.

Keywords : gastric tricobezoar; Rapunzel syndrome; adolescence; endoscopy; surgical intervention.

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