Trichobezoars in children: therapeutic complications


Submitted: 9 February 2015
Accepted: 9 February 2015
Published: 30 December 2014
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Authors

  • A. Mariotto Surgical Pediatrics Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Italy.
  • M. Peretti Surgical Pediatrics Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Italy.
  • G. Scirè Surgical Pediatrics Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Italy.
  • A. Mantovani Surgical Pediatrics Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Italy.
  • S. Zambaldo Surgical Pediatrics Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Italy.
  • E. Pani Surgical Pediatrics Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Italy.
  • F. Saverio Camoglio Surgical Pediatrics Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Italy.
  • L. Giacomello Surgical Pediatrics Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Italy.
Trichobezoars are concretions formed by the accumulation of hair or fibers in the gastrointestinal tract, usually associated with underlying psychiatric disorders in females between 13 and 20 years old. Endoscopy, the gold standard for diagnosis, brings some additional advantages: sample taking, size reducing and, rarely, mass removal. This study shows that endoscopy can cause severe complications resulting in a surgical emergency.

Mariotto, A., Peretti, M., Scirè, G., Mantovani, A., Zambaldo, S., Pani, E., Camoglio, F. S., & Giacomello, L. (2014). Trichobezoars in children: therapeutic complications. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 36(5-6). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2014.101

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